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The Charlotte Democrat.
yATES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, November 4, 1887.
22f The Democratic majority in the
next House of Representatives is only ten
or fourteen, a considerable falling off.
Democratic aspirants for office and Con
gressional places must quit their miserable
selfish"689 aQd foolishness, or our party
wiH soon go under. People who get mad
because they are nor nominated by the
pemocratic party for offices, ought to be
ashamed of their conduct, and be disposed
tosbow a little more patriotism.
f There has been a good deal of rain
within the past two weeks, but, except the
delay in gathering crops and stoppage of
business operations, it has done no harm
but probably much good by preventing
Wells and creeks from drying up, which is
usually the case at this season of the
year. The turnip crop has been greatly
benefitted, as well as Fall seeding. "It's
all for the best."
J5T The Salisbury Watchman says no
female there tried to kiss the President's
hand when shaking hands at the depot.
Glad to hear it.
There was now and 6leet all
about in this State on the 30th and 31st
of October. Here in Charlotte it was
very light, but in Asheville and other
points west it was 5 or 6 inches deep. It
snowed here Monday morning about 10
o'clock, and in Kaleigh late in the after
noon. 23$ A large majority of the voters of
North Carolina would not know the tariff
if they were to meet it on the road, but
the fact that the internal revenue fre
quently wears a Winchester rifle strapped
across its shoulders and has a British
"Bull Dog" stuck in its hip or pistol
pocket, makes it known on the highway
of all men. Reidsville Weekly.
The average voter of North Carolina
cares very little or nothing about Tariff
duties (and never has nor never will,) but
he understands how the internal revenue
law oppresses him and often sinks him
into the depths of poverty. You are cer
tainly singing songs to a deaf man when
talking about a Tariff; but just mention
the miserable, tyrannical and oppressive
internal revenue law, and all understand
it, iroin me lowest to the hignest ot our
Western county citizens. There is where
reform must begin, if good men expect to
carry North Carolina in the next State
North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia,
and Virginia, are greatly oppressed by
the internal revenue tax, . and the people
mill uu vote for any man or party who
JS lit some counties, if we are to
judjje by the juries selected to try im
portant causes, it is in the nature of a
disqualification for a man to be a careful
reader of the newspapers. The Chronicle
has more than once protested against this
putting a premium upon ignorance, and
held that the reading of a newspaper bet
ter fits a man for service on a jury. We
are glad to see that a Philadelphia Judge
takes the same view, going even further
in the direction of encouraging jurors to
be well informed than the Chronicle has
gone. He decides that a man is not quali
fied to make "a decent juryman who
doesn't read the newspapers. Raleigh
The Philadelphia Judge is right no
man is fit for any important position
(either as juryman or judge) who does
not read of passing and current events.
There are many useless and, it seems,
foolish questions asked talis jurymen in
the Courts. What difference should it
make whether an intelligent man owns
land or not, or whether he had served on
a jury within two years, or has a suit in
Court? Should his not owning land, or
his having served on a jury within two
yearn, or having a suitin Court, disqualify
t him from serving on any trial ? Of course
Cabakrus Superior Court. Judge
Clark opened the Superior Court for Ca
barrus county on Monday last the Judge
and Solicitor Long were promptly on time,
as they should always be, and as Judge
Clark and Solicitor Long will be if they
can possibly do so.
The Grand Jury drawn was composed
of R. B. Klutz, foreman; and J W Cook,
II W Ludwig. II II Cochran. Jno. A Earn
hardt, P C Earnhardt, John W Walker,
John E Bost, J A Hartsell, M M Tucker,
k 1 Deal, S J Pressley, D A Caldwell,
Martin L Klutz. C M Misenheimer, John
M Odell, James L Query, R V Cald well
The Court was for the purpose of trying
otate cases, and Judge Clark disposed of
them as speedy as possible.
The Court was probably adjurned about
There is to be an extra term of Cabarrus
Court, begining on Monday, Nov. 14th,
lor the trial of Civil cases.
1 1 1 1 mm
in the Unned States Supreme
Court a decision adverse to the Anarchists
in Chicago, was rendered last Wednesday
vnet Justice Waite read the judgment
-uv.uBUDy 8ay,De: We are lhere
fore of the opinion that no Federal ques
ccu presented warranting the
interference of this Court and therefore
ueny me writ." The only hope of the
condemned Anarchists is the interference
oi uov. Oglesby.
Adnni,trator'8 Notice-A. J. Derr, Adm'r
Land for Sale Jnhn n r, ,
xt,, ,, , , "'"iu, commissioner.
Mortcaeees Rale of valuable Real Estate-R. H
t . . ttUU olIers, Mortgagees.
A VH !DS 0fflce at Auction-H. A. Deal
Seed Wheat, &c. Springg & Burwell
Strawberry Plants-D. Ml. Rigler
ax our xae tvaieian UDserver.
Snfiaklncr nf t.hn nnnirAlinn n( iVa Q i n n I
r f u ukow
Auditor 8 Ueport for this year, says:
"Incident to compiling the report, a
comparative memorandum is being kept
ior me piuDOse oi ascertaining
crease or decrease in the vhlaation of taxa
ble property in the respective counties.
So far reports have been received from
forty-four counties and the indications are
that there will be a considerable increase
in the State at large; perhaps $5,000,000
to ,uuu; although some counties
show a considerable falling off. Of the
forty-four counties heard from so far, Dur
i . .
nam county snows tne greatest increase
in value. It is listed for more than $600,
000 over the stated value of last year.
Wake county shows an increase of $399,-
000 over last year. There are many other
counties snowing an increase of from
000 to $200,000 io value. All of those
beard lrom with lour or hve exceptions
snow some increase, lhe greatest falling
on shown so tar is sustained by Mecklen-
ourg. lhe property of that county is
listed for $400,000 less than it was last
year. Alexander county shows a de
crease ot several thousand dollars and
there will probably be others that will
show fallings off of from $2,000 to $50,000.
Un the whole, however, the increase in
the value of proverty in the State will be
Why is there each a large falling off in
the valuation of Mecklenburg property,
when the fact is, as stated by the Char
lotte papers a few weeks ago, that the
valuatian in Charlotte Township had been
increased about $300,000, an increase that
should not have been made considering
the depressed business of the city daring
the past year. The lands of Mecklenburg
county are worth as much to-day (or
more) as they ever were, and why there is
such a falling off in valuations as mentioned
by the Observer, we cannot understand,
especially ia view that the valuation of
-"II 1.. - 1 mi
narioue uity nas increased, mere is
something wrong somewhere. Why so?
tdlT" According to the following state
ment of the Raleigh Biblical Recorder, it
looks as if there muse, be some more civil
izing done in Mexico with powder and
"Our Bro. W. D. Powell, Missionary to
Mexico, writes to Dr. I upper from his
prison in Corralvo, Mexico, giving an aa
count of his arrest and imprisonment,
ostensibly for traveling in a buggy made
in the united states. that this was a
mere pretense, and that the real cause of
our brother's arrest was the great success
of his work in building up Baptist
churches in that priest-ridden country, is
evident. In company with Rev. Mr
Westrup, he made the trip from Monterey
to Mier, in a sulky made in Monterey.
The authorities, wishing to find cause for
arresting him, charged him with travel
mg in a torcign made vehicle. .No ex-
planations were allowed, nnd he was cast
into prison. His letter of 14th October,
published ia the Religion Herald of 27th
October, gives little hope of speedy relief.
The Foreign Mission Board will doubtless
do all that is possible to secure his
freedom and indemnity for his unjust im
60,708 bushels wheat, 30,513 bush
els oats and 1.068 bushels rye were
thrashed in Iredell county during the
present year, according to the reports of
thrashers; but the Statesville Landmark
thinks that correct returns would run the
wheat up to 75,000 bushels, and other
grain in proportion.
23p Dr. Paul B. Barringer of this
county, delivered an excellent Address at
the University of Virginia last week.
The occasion was the dedication of the
new Anatomical Hall, and Dr. Barringer
did himself credit.
Timber Land. Col. Jb. Lf. Hall is in
receipt of letters from parties in JNew
York who wish to purchase from 5,000 to
50.000 acres ot timber land, that is easily
accessible to a good water course. A
portion of the desired quantity has a!
ready been secured, but a large amount
yet remains to be supplied. Wilmington
Land owners had better not be in too
big a hurry to sell. Remember, the land
in the South is t?oing to be worth more
than gold, especially timebred land.
Judge W. 1. liynum wiehes us to cor
rect an erroneous impression in regard to
the railroad injunction of "Goforth vs.
Massachusetts & Southern Construction
Co.. and Commissioners of Cleveland
coantv." This suit has not been dismiss
ed and will be ready for trial this month.
The withdrawal of the Carolina Central
from the prosecution will not prevent Mr
Gnlnrth from continuing the case. It is
true that the rival roads have ceased the
warfare and the Carolina Central will not
have anything more to do with the suits
in Cleveland and Rutherford, but "the
suit of Goforth," Judge Bynum says, will
goon. He is their attorney and ought to
know. Shelby Aurora.
We are also informed that Mr John L.
McDowell, the plaiutiff in the Rutherford
case, will also prosecute to a final adjudi
cation. There are a large number of the
people of Rutherford county who know
that the bonds issued to the Boston Com
pany were not authorized by a majority
of the qualified voters of that couuty, and
they are determined to have all the ques
tions raised decided, lhere is no reason
why Mr McDowell should compromise
his suit, unless he proposes to be made re
sponsible for putting a debt to the amount
of one hundred thousand dollars on the
county. The fight now is not between
corporations but between the people and
the Massachusetts corporation. Juet ius-
tice prevail and all parties should then be
content. Raleigh bmaal.
PW The State Democratic Executive
Committee have deliberately re-affirmed
the position of the party in this State on
the infernal internal revenue question.
They have called for its repeal in as plain
ota .triinlit. and -t rnnrr lanornaore as such
anaDDealcan be put in. Therefore, if
there are any newspapers in North Caro-
una wmcn oroDose to nsui iui uieaomc
they had best get out of the Democratic
party and go over to the Republicans, or
the Independents, or somewhere else,
where they can fight it out on that line to
their own eminent satisfaction. Wilming
5H& "h tiv aV., r?:h a
"F : 1 1 T.;t i ... ..
ijuiiib iwuroaa company building a
new Road direct from Danville to Char
lotte, is for the purpose, it is supposed, of
forcing the re-lease of the N. C. Railroad
to the said Richmond & Danville, about
14 years before the first lease n pi res.
The scheme is rather thin.
The Richmond & Danville Road never
would have had a connection with the
N. C. Railroad at Greensboro, had it not
been for the tyranny of Jeff. Davis and
his Confederate officers in seizing the iron
of the Charlotte & Statesville Railroad (a
Road built in 1859 by Mecklenburg and
Iredell counties) and removing it by force
of military power to Greensboro, and with
it laving the track from Greensboro to
We presume Charlotte might be bene-
fit ed by a newltoad from here to Danville, J
but we do not believe
the Rich. & Dan.
Co. intend to build it.
33" We take it that the Democrats
will organize the next House of Repre
sentatives, if Mr Randall allows them.
If Mr Carlisle remounts bis seat, it will be
at the grace of air Randall or by a pre
vious arrangement. However this may
be, Mr Carlisle's re-election could prove
nothing but a disaster to the Democratic
party and a calamity to the country at
large, if he i going to travel in his tracks
of obstinacy, and opposition to the views
of able and patriotic statesmen of the
Something must be done at the next
session of Congress; that something must
be plain, explicit, and distinct. It must
be something which the people can see
and feel a lightening of taxation: a
great reduction of the surplus. There
mut be nothing equivocal or doubtful
about it. A man is needed for Sneaker
who can work along on this line and con
cede and conciliate. Durham Recorder.
We do not hesitate to say that if we
were a member of the next Congress we
would not support Mr Carlisle for Speaker.
He is opposed to abolishing the Internal
Revenue because, it is believed, he be
longs to the great whiskey combination
or ring of the West, a few large Distil
leries that make more whiskey than all
those in North and South Carolina put
together. Those members in the
House who wished the law repealed
not receive proper treatment from
Carlisle, or were given a
fair chance to
Not Free Whiskey but State Taxation
Do the people of North Carolina want whiskey
to be free ? We do not believe they do. On a
poll we believe that a large majority would op
pose any suggestion of free whiskey. Between
free clothes and free liquor there would be few
to hesitate. Tarboro ixuinsrner.
Who ever thought of wanting whiskey
free in North Carolina? The people of
North Carolina are not fools. The cry of
"free whiskey, free chaws," and all such
flippant nonsense, when it is proposed to
abolish an odious and unnecessary tax,
does not prevent the people from knowing
that the btate can tax these articles and
collect the money with her own officers
and place it in her own treasury where it
is needed for the education of our children
and other necessary expenses of State gov
ernment. The United States government
does not need the money collected from
this source, and every dollar drawn from
North Carolina is locked up in the treas
ury at Washington or paid out to pension
ers. It is a drain upon the people ol the
State for which they get ncthing in re
turn. The government should raise its
revenue by duties on imports, and any
man of ordinary intelligence knows that
the repeal of the Internal revenue laws
will not aboliah the duties on imported
whiskey and tobacco. Newburn Journal.
The Tarboro Southerner should understand
that, unless the internal revenue tax is repealed
or modified, the Democratic candidates next year
will be defeated. Is it Dot better to save North
Carolina from Republican iule, than to re-elect
3 To show with how high a hand
Mr Solomon Haas, the traffic manager of
the Richmond & Danville Railroad, of the
Southern Railway and Steamship Associa
tion, of the Associated Railways of Vir
ginia and the Carolina?, &o., &c, carries
on his business, we cite two instances
He has recently jumped the freight rate
from Statesville to Union, S. C, from .58
to .81 ; from Statesville to Gadsden, Ala.,
from .67 to $1.11. To other points he has
likewise advanced the rate, but these are
the most flagrant cases. The only known
reason for these advances is that it pleased
the sweet will of Mr Solomon llaas to
make them, and if he were asked for an
explanation his reply, if he designed to
make one, would probably be: "1 con
trol more money, sir, than you or your
committee or your whole town is worth.
It is high time a curb were being put on
this autocrat, lie is drunken with power
and there is no telling into what excesses
he may be led. Statesville Landmark.
Sol. Haas has caused the loss of many friends
to the Richmond & Danville Railroad system.
and it is about time for that company to dismiss
the fellow from its service. If he is not dismiss
ed there will be some legislation by the next N.
C. Legislature not very agreeable to railroads.
A Woman's Heroism.
Columbia. S. C. Nov. 1. A special
from Pickens reports an act of heroism on
the Dart of a well known lady of that
A Jew nights since, a negro tamily liv
ing on the plantation of George W. Cox,
locked their sick child in their cabin and
went off to a revival meeting, about two
miles distant. During their absence the
cabin causrht on fire and the names were
discovered by Mrs. Sallie Cox, whose hus
band was absent from home. Mrs Cox
knew that the child was locked
without summoning any assistance, she
procured an ax, broke open the door, rush
ed into the burning cabin, picked up the
helpless and almost enffocated child and
ran out with it. But as she reached the
threshold a part of the burning wall fell
noon her and knocked her down. ' She
held close to the child, however, and
shielded it lrom the nre by wrapping a
part of her dress around it. Her husband
fortunately arrived upon the scene and
reecued her from the flame. Th brave
I woman saved the child, but incurred such
severe burns she is not expected to live.
Jenny Lind Dead. London, Nov. 2.
Jenny Lind, the famous cantatrice, died
to-day, aged 66 years. She was attacked
with paralysis a few weeks ago, since
which she has been gradually passing
awav. She was the wife of Mr Gold-
The Resolution of the Democratic State
New Bkene, N. C, Oct. 29, 1887.
lost., containing a copy feigned by R. H.
Battle, chairman, ot the following resolu
tion, to wit:
"Ile&olved, That it is the sense of the Democrat
ic State Executive Committee that the internal
revenue laws should be Immediately repealed ;
and our members of Congress are requested to
use their influence, as they have heretofore done,
to have said laws repealed, etc."
The resolution is in entire harmony with
the thought and feelings of .the democrat
ic portion of our people, and will, I take
it, receive the cordial endorsement and
support of every representative of that
party in Congress from this Stale.
The opposition of the democratic party
to this method of Federal taxation,
through all the vicissitudes of its danger-
ous growth, has been steadfast and un
compromising; and now, when, after much
struggling, long waiting and many reverses,
we stand npon the very threshold of
its overthrow, your committee, as the
bead of that party in the State, does well
to urge its representatives in Congress to
abate nothing in their, former vigor and
energy to secure to the people with the
least possible delay, this great and much
needed measure of relief.
As a Bcheme of taxation it is unjust and
discriminating, while the machinery pro
vided for its enforcement, besides its de
moralizing tendencies and harshness, is a
direct impeachment of every man whose
business and employment it effects, thus
presenting to the American people a ays
tern at once subversive of two of the great
est and most essential principles of our
republican torm ot government ; the prin
ciples of protection against an unequal
distribution of the burdens of government,
and the maintenance among tbu people of
a healthy tone of public virtue. Besides
the paramount reasons for its repeal, there
are to us, of North Caro'ira, special rea
sons arising out of the facb that it affects
injuriously pursuits followed by a large
element of our people. It is manifestly in
the interest of our material growth and
development that the manufacture of to
bacco and the distillation of spirits, shall
be brought within the range of the means
of the poor producers of the commodities
and not confined, and now, exclusively to
the rich. The people of this section (the
eastern third of the State) make but little
tobacco or whiskey, and the; do net feel
so sensibly as do our western brethren
the effects of this iniquitous system, but
besides an interests growing out of prin
ciples of universal application, who feel
thai a wrong done to any other part of
North Carolina is a wrong done to us also,
and its cause our cause also. 1 am, there
fore, gratified at the interest your com
mittee manifest, in this resolution, in be
half of the people, in securing their eman
cipation from the hated coils of this odious
system. In that, however, they but re
fleet the sentiment which pervades and
animates the democracy of the whole
Now, Sir, in behalf of myself (and I be
lieve I can safely add, of the other demo
cratic members ol Congress lrom this
Stated let your committee be assured, if
the fiftieth Congress should fail to accord
- - . ..... .
to the people the plain and simple measure
of justice which they ask in their name,
our conduct in that body, I hope and be
lieve, will be such that no man, not even
the most capricious, shall have just cause
to charge the failure or any part thereol
tsi K r AitAiinf r f SMI af a nr O r1 fl Vi 1 n T O m
likewise, in heartv sympatuy witn tne
suggestion of your committee in favor of
a modification of the tariff upon imports,
and shall faithfully strive to aid in the at
tamment of that reform believing as I do
it is not right that forty odd millions of
our people should be taxed beyond the
needs of the government to the end that
the remaining few. engaged in manufac
ture and mining, should be given the
doubtful benefits of what is know as pro
tection. Yours truly.
F. M. Simmons
That's the right way for a Democratic mem
ber of Congress to talk.l
JUEOKS FOE THE FkDEEAL COUET.
Jurors to serve at th'e next term of the
Federal court, which meets in this city on
the first Monday in December next are as
Mecklenburg County. A G Neal, Jack
Gillispie (col.) J H Walker, J W Hood,
Robert H Henderson, iu 11 Hinson, J a
Swaun, J W Swearingen, WP Little, John
L Ray, S W Smith, W H Kluttz, J Milton
Cabarrus County. Asa Bost, L G
Heilig. John N Moore, Jos R White,
Alexander Blackwelder, M W Johnson, J
Union County. B F Houston, Jno
Shute, John Daxis (col.) L B Fincber, Jas
C Williams, Asa M Helms, John L. for-
Gaston County. James W Reid, J T
Carpenter, W A Leeeer, Jas W McKee,
Anthony Titman, B G iiradley, John ar-
Lincoln County. John Kid, Wm Mul
len. Jr., Thomas J Ramseur, J r Smith, b
V Goodson, Johnson Burke, J A Bigger-
Cleveland County. Columbus Tucker,
W P Petty, D A Blanton, Sanders Wright,
E Hedrick, W W Gilbert, J J liyers.
Rutherford Countv. C M Lynch. J A
McLure, Jr., J L Webb, A E Miller, R R
Haynes, P H Holland, G W L,ong.
About Alaska Territory.
Washington, Nov. 1. Gov. A. P.
Swineford in his annual report sets forth
that the population of Alaska in now 39,-
400. of which 12.600 are civilized. The
taxable property is estimated at f 10,000,-
000. and commerce at $6,950,000. The
mineral industry is a source ot much
wealth, one mine on Douglas Island turn
ing out $100,000 of gold bullion per month.
Rich discoveries ol gold ore are reported
in other portions of the country.
The Alaska fisheries are a source of much
profit, upwards of $3,000,000 worth being
caught last year. This does not include
the seal fisheries. The school system is
represented as giving satisfaction. The
fur trade of the Alaska government, Swine
ford savs. is practically monopolized by
tho Alaska Commercial Company. In the
present lease to this company it cannot be
rescinded, it "ought not be renewed," says
the Governor, as it is not necessary to the
neraervation of seal fnr industry. lbe
Government favors Governmental man
agement of the seal fisheries. The condi
tion of the natives is described as pitiable
as they are practically dependent upon the
Alaska seal company for employment.
They are. however, represented as being
ambitious, and it is believed with a fair
show, would make useful citizens. Got.
Swineford in conclusion recommended that
Alaska be eiven representation in Con
. Beckwith, Esq., Sec', Dem. Ex. "'T r: U' f ? "
. Raleigh. N.C.-Dear Sir:- T.VAul ruer puousoea
just received your favor of the 21st " 'n IF' "'Ue! Ti"
Rev. Charles' S. Farris, who re
The Restraining Order. Capt. J. C.
Mills was before Judge Boy kin at Marion
last week and obtained an order to re
strain the County Commissioners from is
suing the Burke county bonds to aid in
the construction of the Southern and
Western Air Line Railroad through Burke
county. Sheriff B. A. Berry is bondsman
for the maintenance of the suit. The case
will be heard before Judge Avery at
Chambers the 3d of Novomber next.
A Marble Culvert. On the line of
railroad from Jarratt's to Red . Marble
Gap the line cats through the marble de
posits which exist to the exclusion of all
other rocks. The pick and the blast pay
no respeot to the precious material, and it
shares the late ot the commoner stoue to
be put where the railroad constructors
need it. And so it comes to pass that a
large and wide culvert is composed of
rough pieces of flesh colored marble so
beautiful that it seems sacrlligious thus to
desecrate it. But there is no help for it
for there is nothing more inferior within
eaBy reach. Asheoille Citizen.
SST At the term of the Stanly County
Superior Court which has just ended, A.
C. Freeman, ex-clerk of the Superior
Court, was convicted of detaining the fi
nance paid into his office and was sentenc
ed by Judge Clark to the penitentiary.
On account of Freeman's advanced age
(nearly seventy) sentence was remitted to
a fine of five hundred dollars, which was
paid, freeman served three are four
terms in the Legislature, and for eight
years was clerk of the conrt. He is a man
of considerable wealth. Raleigh Corres
pondent- of Richmond Dispatch.
The North Carolina Industrial
Association, which holds the colored State
fair, has gone under. It has made an
assignment, l he association really owns
not a bit of property. The grounds and
buildings where the fairs are held belong
to the State, and have been lent tree of all
charge for nine years by the various Gov
ernors. BSf It is learned that Ray and Ander
son, tne desperate mountaineers who in
the summer of 1885, by the aid of friends,
so daringly escaped from Asheville jail,
are cow living in lLngland as farmers.
They are the men who near Bakersville,
Mitchell county, murdered three men and
were sentenced to death. Ibeir crime,
the trial, and their esoape were important
events in the criminal history of the State,
J3f" The suit ot the United States
against R. C Kehoe and others, in the
District Court at Newbern, has ended in
the acquittal of all the defendants, who
were charged with a conspiracy to throw
votes cast in Craven county in the election
of 1886, the said Kehoe and others having
been the county board of canvassers. 1 he
disproval of the charge was absolute
Snow in Asheville. Asheville, Oct,
31. About fcix inches of snow fell here
last night. It is the earliest snow fall for
many years. Hal to-day it has been rap
idly disappearing and the weather is
bright and cool.
Death of Capt. Appleton Oaksmith.
-The remains of Capt. Appleton Oak-
smith passed down on the train last night
to Holly wood, Carteret county. He died
in JNew York on Wednesday morning last.
In many respects Capt. Oaksmith was a
remarkable man. A true history ot his
life would doubtless make an interesting
little volume. Newbern Journal, Oct. 30th.
Rev. R. Z. Johnson, of Lincoln-
ton, preached in the Presbyterian Church
on Sunday, morning and evening. In the
morning the reporter realized the awful
significance of being too late, and had the
grim satisfaction of being told by a united
congregation that he bad missed one of
the best sermoDS ever dilivered in that
church. In the evening be preached a
highly edifying sermon upon the subject
of church discipline and harmony in the
church from the text, "Behold how good
and how pleaeant a thing it is for brethren
to walk together in unity." Goldsboro
In Kansas City, Missouri, on the 26th ult..
Rev. Brevard D. Sinclair (formerly of Charlotte,
N. C.,) and Miss Tetulah K. Bair of Kansas City.
In Concord, on the 27th ult. Mr Thomas
Wilson of Winston, and Miss Bettie S. Harris.
daughter of ex-Sherift R. S. Harris.
In Rowan county, on the 20th ult.. Mr DeWitt
Barrier and Miss Maggie Powlass, Rev. R. W.
In Lincolnton county, by Rev. J. R, Hoyle, on
the 27th ult., Mr Luther Abernathy of Gaston
county, and Miss Asbury at the residence of H.
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uaura ju. isuuer, un 01 oaiuua, n. j.
In Cleveland county, on the 19th ult., of blood
poison, Victoria Mildred, aged 4 years, daughter
of Mr and Mrs David Elliott
SEED WHEAT, &0.
We have just received
1 On Bushels Red Rust Proof Seed
50 Bushels Red Clover Seed,
50 Bushels Orchard Grass Seed.
They are the very best
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Nov. 4, 1887.
I have eight of the best varieties for sale.
Now is the best time to put them out ,
D. M. RIGLER.
Nov. 4, 1887. .
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Not. 3, 1887.
Bad weather several days during the
past week cut down the receipts of Cot
ton, only about 900 bales being received.
On Thursday the market was reported
steady at 9 cents, but early in the week a
few bales were sold at 9.15.
Flour, from country mills, about 12.25
Corn and Uorn Jueal 65 cents per
bushel: Peas 75: Oats 50; Irish Potatoes
75; Sweet Potatoes 50.
Western Bacon, from stores. 11 to 8
cents per pound by the side.
Fresh country liutter 25 cents per
pound; Chickens 12 to 20 cents each;
Eggs 15 cents per dozen.
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NEW YORK, Not. 3, 1887.
Cotton market quiet at 9f for Middling.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 3, 1887.
Cotton market steady at 5.5-16 pence for Mid
I IITG TUIWIIBI U BUBlfCUICU b III IUB
. Local Items.
tST On Monday morning last, Oct. 31st, about
19 o'clock, it snowed, sleeted and rained, all
within a few hours. It is the first time that the
"oldest inhabitant" about here ever knew it to
snow and sleet in October.
After about two weeks ot rain and cloudy
weather, it cleared up Monday afternoon and the
weather became fine and exhilerating.
It is remarkable how vegetation in gardens
and the grass in yards remain green so long. Up
to the first of November there were no real
killing frosts here, and the grass and many trees
are sua green.
Next Monday ia the election on the ques
tion of issuing $50,000 of City Bonds. The
Bonds are to be sold at par, and if it is consid
ered proper, no one should be allowed to buy
more than $5,000. In that way, make many of
our citizens interested in tha debt of the city.
There is nothing better than to have our citizens,
generally, interested in the debt and welfare of
tW Dress there is where the big leak occurs
at the bung-hole. Don't buy anything because
it is cheap and below cost, unless you actually
need it. Unless you are obliged to have an arti
cle, don't buy it as long as you can do without It
That's the way to act to keep your husbands
and brothers from being annoyed by constables
tW We regret to learn that the Blacksmith
shop of Rev. J. W. Abernathy, near Matthews,
this county, was burnt on the night of the 27th
Oct. Mr Abernathy lost all his blacksmith tools
and some farming implements, together with
t3T Mr H. J. Alexander, near Huntersville,
seeing notices of big cotton bolls, tells us that
Mr.W. T. CaBhion, near Cowan s Ford, had cot
ton bolls measuring 1 inches in circumference.
From all the indications, the cotton crop this
year has been a fine one, though the late rainy
weather has interfered very much with the
The Justices of the Peace of Mecklen
burg county must remember that they are re
quired to meet with the County Commissioners
on Monday next, for the transaction of im
portant county business. See the notice of
'Squire Vail, chairman of the Board of Com
Mr Frank Dewey, who has been a clerk
in the Freight Depot of the Rich & Dan. Road
in this city, has been appointed Agent at Raleigh
for the same Company; and Mr FrankBonney,
also of this city, has been appointed Clerk in the
same office with Mr Dewey. Both gentlemen
have many friends here who are gratified at
See the notice of the sale of the Char
lotte Observer Printing Office, at auction, on
Dec. 3d. The property is valuable and in good
order, and there is a good chance for a man who
wants to print a paper, without the use of pot-
metal or a patent outside. Mr H. A. Deal is the
Assignee, and will give all necessary informa
It is a fact that work on the building of a
new Depot at the Rich. & Dan. Road, has been
commenced ; and it really seems that the dog-
kennel place is to be transformed to a respecta
ble resort for decent females and males. It will
be a remarkable occurrence.
tST The call for a meeting of the Presby-
I terian Churches of this county to meet in the
First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte on Wed
nesday, 9th Nov., has been postponed for the
Thk Daring and dazzling kidbrs with
Bakrett's Bio Circus. The array of eminent
equestnans with the Barrett Show, which ex
hibits in unariotte, iuesday, Nov. lotn. is un
usually imposing. Manager Barrett has always
bad a pencnant tor equestrianism prooabiy the
most popular feature of the circus and this sea
son he has carried out his pet idea by securing
the greatest number of riders that ever appeared
in one estaDiisnment. jrrominent among the
lady riders is the dashing and bewitching Viola
Rivers, an American production, but who has
dazzled Europe with her matchless riding during
the past nve years, some ol the other eques
trienne stars are M lie itenz, a German importa
tion, and the most fearless somersault thrower of
her Bex; Miss famine Dumont, the brilliant and
statuesque manege equestrienne; Madame Rock
well, the world-eminent six-horse rider, and the
Misses Daisy itamsdell, Mollie atokes. Josie
Richards and Susie Wilson. The list of male
riders includes James Leon, the recognized cham
pion; Clarence KoDlnson, the greatest living
hurdle rider; Mons. Eugene Jerome, the re
nowned equestrian juggler; Bob Whitaker, the
unmatched character and trick rider, and Messrs
George showers, Billy Davenport, Charley Law
rence and John McGraw.
BARNETT &" BETHUNE
Have received a nice Stock of Freeh Family
Groceries, the Goods being of the choicest kinds,
which they ofier at Retail at lowest market rates.
Call and examine our nice assortment of Eat
BARNETT & BETHUNE,
Sept. 80, 1887. Charlotte, N. O.
I want to sell two Berkshire Sows, now with
Apply to me in person or through the Post
R. B. CALDWELL.
Charlotte. Oct. 23, 1887. pd .
New Stock of Groceries.
A. R. & wT B. NISBET
Are now receiving a fresh Stock of
Such as nice Cream Cheese, Raisins, Sugar,
Coffee, byrups. Canned Goods, Fancy Joods 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.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE
Wholesale and Retail dealers, now have a full
stock of all Goods in their line Hardware, Cut
lery, Iron, Nails, Carriage and Wagon Material.
Merchants of the surrounding country have
only to give them a trial to be convinced that
they are selling Hardware as low as any House
in the state.
Charlotte, Oct 14, 1887.
Rubber and Leather Belting.
We have a large stock and complete assort
ment of sizes of Rubber Belting on hand. War
rant every foot we sell and guarantee our prices
against any House soutn oi .Baltimore.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct 14, 1887.
Southern Agent for the tale of
Isaac DeVoe, & Son's
. Siperior Snnff.
Manufactured at Spottswood, N. J.
100 Wail St, New York.
Sept 30, 1887.
A Printing Office at Auction.
On Monday. Dec. 5th. 1887. I will sell at pub
lic auction at 13 o'clock, at the court house, in the
city of Charlotte, N. C, the CHARLOTTE OB
BERVER NEWSPAPER Printing Office, Job
Office and Book Bindery. The Printing Office
consists of all necessary appliances for conduct
ing the Newspaper, Job Printing and Book
Burning business, including a l'otter rower
Press, Adams Book Press, new Otto Gas En
gine, new Brown Folding "Machine, Half
Medium Gordon Job Press, Fourth Medium,
Liberty Job Press. Eighth Medium Baltimore
obber(new) and a large assortment of body
ana display type the whole forming one ol the
most complete Printing outfits in the State. ' :
Also, a lot of Stationery consisting of Blank
Letter Heads, Bill Heads, Statements, Ac
At the same time and place, 1 will sell all un
paid Accounts, Notes, Judgments, Ac , due
Chas. It. Jones, or the Charlotte Observer, re
maining in my hands on that dale. :
Terms of sale. Cash.
For any information address the undersigned
at Charlotte, N. C.
H. A. DEAL,
Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Assignee.
Mortgagee's Sale of
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of the power conferred noon us bv
a Deed of Mortgage made by L. A. Vanderburg
ana J. w vanaeroarg to us. wnicn deed bears
date the 9th day of December, 1883, and is re
corded in the office of the Register of Deeds for
Mecklenburg county, in itook No. 34, page 418
et seq., we will sell at public auction, at tho
court House door in the city ot Charlotte, on
Monday, December 12, 1887, at 13 o'clock, M.,
the Tract of LAND particularly described In
said Mortgage Deed, containing about seventy
seven Acres, same being that portion of the old
Polk Place" (afterward Peter Brown' s) on the
ast side ol isriar urees. said land will be sold
as a whole or in parcels, as may be most ad
vantageous to the Mortgagors.
R. H. JORDAN,
Mas. B. B. ANGLE, (nee Hairston,)
Mks. L. D. BROWN, (nee Dillard.) .
Clarksox & Dcxs, Attorneys. -
.NOV. 4, 1887. OW -
LAND FOR ' SALE,.,
By virtue of a Decree of the Superior Court
of Mecklenburg county, made in the case ' of M.
o. Todd and others, ex parte, for purposes . of
Partition, I will expose to public sale at' the
Court Home door in Charlotte, on Monday, the
5th day of December, 1887, all of that Tract and
.Parcel ol LAND lying and being In Mecklen
burg county, Berry hill township, adjoining the
lanos of J. w. S. Todd, G. H. Neal, and ethers,
containing about one hundred and ninety-three
Acres, being the lands of the late IX w. Mc
Donald, a plat of which can be seen at the office
of the Clerk of tne nnpenor Court . -.
Terms Ten per centum - of the purchase
money required to be . paid in cash, balance; in
twelve months from date of sale, with note and
approved security. Title reserved until. pur
chase money is paid.
. jyUJM K. JSKWlff,
Nov. 4, 1887. 5w Commissioner.
The Jas. A. Barktey Land Jor Sale.
On November 23d, 1887, as Administrator of
James A. Barkly, deceased, I will expose to pub
lic sale to the highest bidder, on the premisese;
one Tract of LAND lying in Iredell county,
adjoining the lands of Frank Johnston,' Burt
atimeon ana others, 1 miles Northeast, of
Davidson College, containing 133 Acres, more or
Terms of Sale One-half cash on day of sale.
balance on credit of 6 months, with bond and
A. J. VJZKtt, ,
Adm'r. of James A. Barkley.
Bingham & Caldwell, Attorneys. .
Nov. 4, 1887. 8w
SUPERIOR DRILLS, :
IMPLEMENTS, &0. -
We have the Agency for the Superior Grain
Drill, and have a supply of them on hand. It is
the leading Drill in all grain sections, and as its
: name implies the Superior to others. Examine
the Superior before buying.
This is the season to buy a " ' -
Corbin Disc Harrow, . 1 '
No Implement equal toil 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 line of the best Turning Plows, Thdmas
Harrows and other Implements. - : ' '
Choice new and fresh Clover and other ' '
Grass Seeds, ,'
Seed Rye, Winter Oats, Ac. Tine Seed 'Wheat
to arrive. :
We propose to meet low prices, on like quality
of Goods. - . . - 'V; "I '.
We carry a general , line of Implements,
Wagons, Hacks, Buggies and everything belong
ing to our line. ' '
J. G. 8HANNONHOU8E & CO.,
Sept. 18, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
Lanterns, &c. - v . ,
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern ;' also
the Buckeye, with Double Globes: - ' i
It. 11. JORDAN CU.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair to
any deeired shape. For sale by ' - , ..
R. 11. JORDAN & CO.
Notice about Ginning.
I have increased the capacity of my COTTON
GINNERY, and am now running three large
first-class Gins and two Presses, and with this
complete outfit am able to turn out . ; ;
25 Bales Cotton Per Day.
With these great facilities for rapid work, I
can afford to Gin cheaper than others, who are
not so well prepared for the business ; and have
decided to reduce my price to the
Payable in either Money or Cotton. Being l
cated near the business part of the City and
Cotton Platform, farmers will find it to their in
terest to bring me their Cotton, as tbey will save
ootn time and money. 1 j : -...:
All Cotton Ginned in a strialy first-class man
ner, and guaranteed to bring : the top of the
W. M. CROW ELL.
Charlotte, Oct 7, 1887. lm -
BUY THE BEST.
We now have on hand a large stock of the
celebrated "Elkin" Blankets, Jeans, Yarns and
Remember we are Agents for these Goods,
and they are the best and cheapest sold on this
market : - s v
B. L. KEESLER A CO.
Oct.14,1887. , , nl. ?
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W. 21. WILSON & CO., j
CHARIiOTTE. TXi 6. J;
We have added to our business a full Stock of
11 kinds of . ; 4 . ' . "ir
Lamps and Laap Fittings,
Of the latest and most attractive styles. ; Roches
ter Lamps, Library Lamps, Decorated Lamps,
Glass Lamps of all kinds, Lamp Burners, Wicks.
Chimneys, Lanterns, Lantern Globes,. Lamp
Shades, Incandescent Burners, Electric 1 Lamps
and Bracket Lamps, Wholesale and. Retail. -
W. M.! WILSON & CO.
BeptlC, 1887. .? .''"'
" nil " -
French Brand, i
A genuine imported article, for sale by V"-
W. M. WILSON & CO.
May27,1837. , Catrlotte