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The Charlotte Democrat.
& STRONG, Editor and Proprietor
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, November 18, 1887.
We publish ao interesting account
of the crimes committed in Chicago by
the Anarchists, for which Bevea were sen
tenced to death, but before the day of
execution (the 11th inst.) the sentence ol
two, Schwab and Fieldeo, were commuted
to imprisnment for life; one, Lingg, corn
pitted suicide; and four, Parsons, Spies,
Bogie and Fischer, were banged. Par
bodb was the only native American among
number, and he is said to have been a
There was a great parade in Chicago on
Sunday last, by the Anarchists, Socialists
and turbulent people generally, over the
remains of the criminals, and the police
bad to use force to preserve the peace.
The fact is, the city anthorities should
have forbidden Buch a parade over mur
derers, and bad them buried quietly in
the Jail enclosure.
25?" Next year there are to be two
new Supreme Court Judges elected. We
have seen no suggestion of names for the
places except that of Judge Shepherd of
the Superior Court. We mention the
matter now for the purpose of naming
Armistead Burwell, Esq , of this city, for
one ot the Judges. He is a pure, honest
man, cool-headed, and worthy of all confi
dence. He is comparatively a young
man, and therefore capable ot standing
the hard work required of a Supreme
Court Judge. We do not know that Mr
Burwell would give up his law practice
here to accept a Judgeship, but if be
would, the Judicial Bench would be hon
ored, if not benefitted.
2dir A newspaper in Illinois recently
brought suit against forty-three men who
would not pay their subscription, and ob
tained judgment in each for full amount
oi the claim. Of these, twenty-eight men
made Affidavits that they owned no more
property than the law allowed them, thus
preventing attachment. Then they, un
der the decision of the Supreme Court,
were arrested for petty larceny, and
bound over in the sum of $300 each. All
but six gave bonds, while six went to
jail. It makes no difference to what part
of the continent the paper goes, a bill
sent to the Postmaster, Justice of the
Peace or any United States officer, can be
We think that is doubtful. We have
some subscribers, and have bad several,
that no IT. S. officer, nor any other sort of
officer, could collect anything from. The
fact is, a mule could not kick a dollar out
ot them, it is Bad to Know now some
seemingly respectable men will, by false
evasions, try to keep from paying a email
debt for a newspaper.
The damage to the Swannanoa
Tunnel on the Western N. C. Railroad,
last week, was quite serious. The first
trouble was cajsed by a dynamite ex
plosion which was made for the purpose
ol loosening some old timbers. This
broke away a considerable mass of rock
and earth which tumbled in and which
it was thought could be removed in about
thirty-six hours. It seems though that
the explosion loosened a tremendous
quantity of earth overhead in the tunnel, a
part of which continued to fall in, causing
a solid block-up of several hundred feet.
Every possible effort was speedily made
to clear away the mass. In the meantime
freight and passengers were carried
through over the Asheville & Spartan
burg Road, via Charlotte.
A Blind. One of the Raleigh letter
writers makes this sort of a remark, which
we warn Democrats against putting con
fidence in :
Judge D. L. Russell, a shrewd Repub
lican, says there is not a ghost of a
show for his party in this Slate next year.
He is prominently spoken of in connection
with the nomination for Governor, but be
is not the Bort of man to enjoy being a
defeated candidate. He is a clever man,
and as shrewd as he is clever."
That may all be so in regard to Judge
Russell, but we now warn Democrats
against over-confidence. It will take the
hardest sort of work for the Democratic
party to carry this State next year. We
have no doubt of that.
Col. Rowland in Baltimore. This
gentleman, we are glad to learn, has great
ly improved since leaving home last Mon
day week. Dr. Lewis who returned last
Saturday, reports that he stood the trip
finely, and that a careful examination
ftVfar ...I . 1 . t 1 i . LI.
-vcu mai ne oaa no organic irouoie.
"is friends in this section are more hope
'u' of him than they were in two months
previous, and but little if any doubt is
now entertained of bis speedy and perma
nent recovery, and that he will be able to
take his seat when Congress assembles
next month. Hi9 city address is No. 816
Cathedral Street. Mrs. Rowland writes
hopefully of hi8 condition. Lumberton
It is much to be regretted that Col.
Rowland is in such bad health. Ills Con
gressional District is one of the most im
portant in the State ' (including Wilming
ton and Charlotte,) and needs an active,
energetic man to take care of its interests.
Wi greatly sympathize with Col. Row
land inhia affliction, and hope he will soon
e restored to health.
nilSSioner'a Sa1 nf T.anria W M TTprr
trustee's Sale of the Phifer Property H. C.
ie of Land A.. Burwell, Trustee.
Bridal Trousseaus, Ladies' Wraps, &c T. L.
w Seigle & Co.-
Mammoth Stock of General Dry Goods-E. L.
&Cother Hardware Brow). Weddington
PlanBurD8 frsale in PineTille township S. W.
Two good' Two Horse Farms for Rent J. H
J' er Co'8 Medicines for sale by all Drug-
A Raleigh correspondent of the
Wilmington Messenger, under date of
Nov. 14th, says:
"Julian S. Carr of Durham, whn ha
been favorably mentioned in mmv nmr.
ters for the gubernatorial nomination, has
authorized it to be slated that he only
will not and cannot be a candidate, bnt be
earnestly trusts that his friends will sup
port judge v alter Clark for the nomina
tion. Mr Carrsava hia frienda will !
him best by aid in? in tha nomination nf
t3T All the Anarchists who were
hanged and who still live in Northern and
Western cities, were and are educated
men; and nearly all the forgers, the
skilled burglars and professional thieves
and murderers, are educated and intelli
gent men. How does that correspond
with the idea that eduoalion prevents
crime. The fact is, the biggest criminals
in the land are educated people, while the
little chicken-stealing man is said to be
ignorant. All that is nothing against
education, but proves that education is
not a preventive of crime.
ThocsaitBs op Acrbs Mortgaged.
A mortgage on hundreds of thousands of
acres of farming land in South Carolina,
in favor of the Corbio Banking Company
of New York and the Scottish Land Com
pany, matures soon, and there is much
discussion as to whether something can
not be done to prevent foreclosure, by
which the lands would pass into the
hands of these alien companies. The rate
of interest on the mortgage is from 10 to
20 per cent, and the farmers, in nine oases
out of ten, are unable to pay the principal.
The Legislature will be urged to enact
some measure to proteot the unfortunate
farmers, and it is thought that the mort
gage can be declared void on the ground
of usury. Exchange.
We presume the above statements are
correct in regard to the South Carolina
land owners borrowing money from for
eign capitalists, and we fear their distress
will be great. But they were warned not
to borrow at such extravagant rates of in
terest and give mortgages; they did it,
however, and now they begin to see their
folly. There is not much hope of escape
from payment. Men must stand by their
obligations, and learn hereafter to heed a
The Statesville Landmark, edited
by as cool headed, as patriotic, and as
true southron as lives south of the once
famous Mason and Dixon's line, thinks it
about time that Mr Davis was allowed to
rest. This is just what all true men of the
South have thought for sometime; but
very few have had the courage to say so,
lest some of the self-appointed organs
would raise a bowl and charge these true
friends of the South with detraction, with
treason to their race and their country,
and sympathy with the Yankees.
Mr Davis ought to rest, he needs a rest, and
deserves a rest ; and many of his speech-making
friends ought to rest, especially such imprudent
men as J udge Jackson, who welcomed Mr Davis
to the Georgia State Fair at Macon a few weeks
ago. No Southern man ought to eat dirt, or de
nounce his brethren for the part they took in the
war, but it is not worth while to make foolish
and useless speeches, and play into the hands of
the Yankee bloody-shirters by foolish declara
tions. Jackson tnd Gordon of Georgia, by their
imprudent speeches, did a good deal to help the
Republicans carry Ohio, though they did not
intend it. They, too, need rest
.ISF In our news columns will be seeu
a notice of rather a serious accident to
Senator Vance, near his home on Black
Mountain, last week. We are pleased to
learn that the Senator is getting well
rapidly and will soon be "around and
In the South Carolina Synod last
week, Dr. vVood row's removal from the
Perkins chair, at the Presbyterian Theo
logical Seminary, was confirmed, after an
animated discussion, by a vote of 85 to 60.
His friends claimed that he was entitled
to a trial and be asked for it. Those
against him declared that he had been
given a fair trial. Upon this question of
a new and full trial the vote stood as
above. There was no discussion of the
doctrine of evolution. This disposes of
Glad to hear' it. Let the monkey business
also have rest, and let Mr Woodrow have rest;
let cranks of all sorts have rest. J
J-ST" Our friendly cotemporaries some
times give us credit for articles we never
wrote, and then sometimes fail to credit
ub. But we make no complaint. We
never did grumble about "credits," unless
something serious or very important was
put to our account which we were un
willing to adopt.
Heavy Receipts op New Convicts.
Twenty-five new convicts were tured over
to the penitentiary authorities yesterday.
Seven were sent up from Wilson county,
twelve from Forsyth and six from Rock
ingham. Of those from Forsyth, nine
were assigned to work on the C. F. fc. Y.
V. Railroad. One of those from Wilson
is something of a desperado. He is sen
tenced to ten years for highway robbery.
After committing bis crime he fled the
State and hid in Virginia, where be waB
identified. He was shadowed until a re
quisition could be obtained from the Gov
ernor of this State for him when he was
brought back, and will be in the future
cared for by taskmasters and protected by
iron barsjand grated cells. Ral Observer.
A Tramp Preacher. About a year
ago the Rev. Dr. Leonard W. Bacon, an
eloquent New England Congregational
divine, was invited to serve as pastor for
a year on trial the rich and aristocratic
congregation of the Independent Presby
terian Church ot Savannah, 6a. Now
there is a sensation because of the fact
that the congregation has formally agreed
by a considerable majority to ask Dr.
Bacou not to remain. It seems that the
Reverend Doctor on arriving in Savannah
proceeded immediately to air certaio
negropbilistic views he holds, and these
were naturally not to the taste of his
Southern congregation. He should at
least have bad the good taste to refrain
from obtruding his offensive opinions npon
the people who had honored bim. He
seems to have been wofully deficient in
such taBte however. Indeed be seems to
be best known for haviug filled seventeen
different pastorates in Northern States
within sixteen years. He lacks discretion,
whatever gifts of eloquence be may
tW It was the report of the Agricul
tural Department at Washington that
caused the boom in the cotton market last
week, Its estimate, of the crop was but
6,300,000, whereas the British cotton mill
men had been figuring on a crop from this
country of 6,863,000. This was the quanti
ty depended on, the total needs being
placed at 10,468,000 bales. The deficit ia
apparant, and it is said moreover that the
estimates from Egypt and several other
countries are higher than the facts justify.
No wonder the market jumped.
5d6J Hon. John Goode will not oppose
Mr John S Barbour, of Virginia, for the
U. S. Senate. He says it is the general
understanding that Mr Barbour is to suc
ceed Riddleberger without . opposition.
Goode is a noble man in every way.
ffSf It seems to be agreed io political
circles at Washington that Mr Lamar is
to go on the U. S. Supreme Court bench.
that Mr Vilas is to take bis place as Sec
retary of the Interior and that Don Dick
inson, of Michigan, is to succeed Mr VilsB
13!?""" Manv neonle snend their time in
trying to find the hole where sin got into
the world. If two men break through the
ice into the mill-pond, they had better
hunt for some bole to get out, rather than
get into a long argument about 'the .hole
they came to fall in.
The Lutheran Church. The United
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
will convene in Savannah, Ga.,an Thanks
giving day. The approximate number of
communicants in the united Synod of the
South is as follows : Virginia, 6,000 ;
Southwest Virginia, 4,000; Tennessee, 10,'
000; Holsten Synod, 4,000; North Caro
Una, 6,000 ; South Carolina, 6,000; Geor
gia and Mississippi each 2,000. In all
about 40,000 which will be represented at
the coming Synod.
Atlanta is in the throes of another
prohibition campaign, the prospect being
that there will be more feeling evolved
before the end comes than there was in the
prohibition contest two years ago. The
probabilities are that if the city goes dry
again it will remain a prohibition town,
for some time to oome, at least. All par
ties realize this and hence the bitterness of
the present fight.
The new Lebel gun which is to be
used by the French army is described as
a very effective weapon. It is a repeating
rifle, throwing a small steel pointed ball,
is propelled by a newly invented smoke
less powder of great power. The balls
revolve at the rate of 1,000 revolutions a
minute, and are effective at a distance of a
mile and a half. In recent tests bullets at
500 yards penetrated a brick wall eight
inches thick; and it is said that at a mile
they will pass through a man as easily as
at ten paces. The cartridges are so small
that a soldier can carry 200 rounds. One
hundred and sixteen rounds has heretofore
been the maximum.
Tobacco Factories in the Country.
Of the 971 tobacco factories in the
country nearly one-half are in the two
States of North Carolina and Viiginia, the
former having 211 and the latter 197.
The Virginia factories, however, use up
nearly twice as much tobacco as those ot
North Carolina. The tobacco factories of
Virginia consumed in the last calendar
year 45,707,838 pounds of leaf tobacco and
2,327,391 pounds of sugar. Maryland has
11 factories, which in the same period used
up 6,070,348 pounds of leaf tobacoo, about
978,000 pounds of scrap, stems and lico
rice, and 278,589 pounds of sugar. The
Maryland factories are principally engag
ed in the manufacture of smoking tobacco,
of which they turned out 6,301,131 pounds,
with 445,120 pounds of chewing tobacco
and 399,687 pounds of snuff. It will be
surprising to know that Delaware aod New
Jersey made nearly three-fourths of all
the snuff in the last calendar year. Dela
ware, with only two factories, made 2,284
132 pounds of snuff. New Jersey made
2,476,355 pounds. Virginia turned out
plug tobacco the enormous amount of 38,
238,063 pounds of,and only 903,353 pounds
of smoking tobacco With the exception
ol New York only, Maryland made more
smoking tobacco than any other State.
Five States, Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky,
New Jersey and North Carolina, made
more than 110,000,000 pounds of plug to
bacoo, while all the other States made only
about 20,000,000 pounds.
A Word to Colored Parents,
From the Winston Republican we copy
the following timely words of Judge Gil
mer and commend them to the careful
perusal of all our colered readers :
"Judge John A. Gilmer, in sentencing
two colored laus during Superior court
laBt week, made a very practical address
to the race, and especially the parents.
He stated that during his term of office he
was forcibly impressed with the number
of individuals arrested for larceny and
transgressions of- the law aod that two-
thirds of those arranged were young col
ored men between the ages of fifteen and
twenty-five He further stated his obser
vations evinced a deplorable picture tor
the race unless some steps were taken to
remedy the growing evil, and attribute
the fault to a great extent, to careless
parental training, and admonished his col
ored hearers that the foundation of all true
citizenship and respect for the law, was the
family fireside, and urged the parents to
be more careful in home discipline, keep
their children from off the streets, and out
of bad company."
Marriage of Miss Daisy Coze.
In the Philadelphia correspondence of
the New York Herald, is given the fol
lowing account of the weddiog of Miss
Daisy Coxe (daughter of Col. Frank Coxe
of North Carolina) aod Mr W. T. Wright,
which occurred ia that city on Wednes
day last. The Herald's correspondent
"All society was present at noon to-day,
at St. James', to witness the marriage of
Miss Daisy Coxe, daoghter of Mr and Mrs
Frank Coxe, to Mr William T. Wright, a
son of Mr C. B. Wright. The ceremony
was performed by the Right Rev. Theo
dore B. Lyman, Bishop of North Caro
lina. The bridesmaids were Miss Ewing
of Nashville, Tenn.; Miss Branch of Au
gusta, Ga; Miss Barry, Miss Sturgis,
Miss Hortsmann, Miss Brengle, Miss
Agnes Tilghman, Miss Rosalie Brown,
Miss Wright, sister to the groom, and
Miss Maud Coxe, a sister to the bride.
Mr Richard Tilghman was beat man.
The ushers were Mr Otis Mills Coxe and
Mr Franois S. Coxe, brothers of the bride;
Mr George W. Pepper, Mr J. A. Scott, Mr
Joseph P. Tunis, Mr David S. B. Chaw,
Mr Frank Ralston, Mr E. H. Siter, Mr
William Eustis Hacker."
Dragged from the Pulpit. Birming
ham, Ala., Nov. 14. For several months
East, two Mormon elders from Utah have
een seeking converts in the southern por
tion of this county, among the ignorant
country people. They were very success
ful, and have baptized a number of con
verts. Yesterday while the two elders.
Mower and Lee, were eond noting a meet
ing in a log school house, fifty armed men
surrounded and dragged them from the
pulpit. 1 be mob carried them some dis
tance in the woods, threatening to hang
tnem, Dat finally released tnem on their
promise to leave the country at once.
Certain death was promised them if they
ever returned. The two elders left the
neighborhood last night, leaving their
That's the way to do such scoundrels.
Poisonous Baking Powders. The
State Food Commission of Ohio has been
examining the baking powders sold in
that State, and has found twenty different
brands whiob are made from burnt alum.
As some of these powders are found for
sale io almost every town and city io that
and the surrounding states, the publica
tion of the Commission's report has caused
considerable stir among both the makers
and the consumers of these articles. It
appears that even the most poisonous of
these alum baking powders have been sold
as pure and wholesome, and some of tbem
are advertised as genuine cream of tarter
powders, wito chemwtV certificates, both
bogus and genuine.1 attached. Manv of
the baking powders named by the Com
mission are to be found in the retail shops
of this city and vicinity; while the manu
facturers of others are at the present try
ing to introduce them to our housekeep
ers by advertising, sampling, etc.
There is an abundance of hard
sense in ex-Senator Simon Cameron's ven
erable head. Take this for instance: "My
sou Don had a great many advantages,
but I bad one that was worth all of them
poverty." There is a word of philo
sophic wisdom in this, and we are almost
tempted to believe that the respected
Pennsylvanian started life as a printer.
In an interview, Mr. Breckenridge of
Kentucky, said that be knew that all the
talk about Maryland, Virginia, North Car
olina and Tennessee, drifting away from
the Democraoy was without foundation,
The elections of Tuesday ooroberated his
view. New York and Virginia settled the
question of Mr. Cleveland's renomication
and of the sucoess of the Democratic party
in the next Presidential eleotion.
Land Commissioner Sparks, personally
delivered to the President a long letter,
defending bis course in the Chicago, St,
Paul, Minneapolis and . Omaha railroad
land case, and formally resigning his of
The acting secretary of the Treasury
to-day appointed the following storekeep
era and gaugers in N. C : W L Alder-
holdt at Carpenters; J 15 Crawford, Trap-
bill; John D Casey, Calahala ; James F
Henly, Ktver Hill ; 3 11 bmitb, farming-
ton : Wm. M Williams. Evalin ; and L E
Whittington, Hod die's river.
The Farmers Congress at Chicago declare
for a High Tariff.
Chicago, Nov. 12. The Farmers Con
gress, after three days' session, adjourned
to mset in lopeka, Kansas, on the second
Wednesday in Nov. 1888. Mr Lawrenoe,
of Ohio, chairman oi the Committee on
Resolutions, presented a majority report
in favor of increasing the taritt on wool,
and Mr Kolb of Alabama, presented a
minority report protesting against the in
troduction of politics into the Congress.
After a long discussion on the tariff ques
tion, the minority report was rejected
The majority report, putting the Congress
on record as favoring a high tariff, was
then adopted by a vote of 180 to 150.
Col. Kolb of Alabama, was elected pres
ident for the next two years. Hugh Mo-
H.ldery of Alabama, was eleoted assistant
secretary. A vote of thanks was tender
ed Dr. Luplon of Alabama, for his admir
able address on "Science and Agricul
Among other proceedings was a vote of
thanks to Col. Beverly ot Virginia, and
his election as the only honorary member
for lite. Ibe utmost good teeuog pre
vailed, and although Mr Lawrence of
Ohio, predicted the election of bberman
amid cheer, the applause that followed
Burns of Ohio, as he pictured the re-in-
auguration of Cleveland, showed that the
political preferences of the members were
pretty well devided.
N. C. Items.
We regret to learn that Mr. O. C.
Norment. of Lumberton. who was severe
ly hurt last week by a railroad train in
Fayetteville, is suffering intensely and
his friends fear that his injuries may prove
fatal. Wilmington Star.
ST Rev. T. W. Guthrie, Presiding
Elder of the Wilmington District, a native
of Chatham oounty, we are sorry to learn
has not recovered from bis afflictions, nor
has he greatly improved. Pitteboro Home.
Raleigh, Nov. ,15. The case of the
State vs. Patterson, argued in the Su
nreme Court, involves a rather nove
nneation. In Dassing an act forbidding
the sale of liquor in a certain locality, the
draftsman of the aot omitted to insert the
emntinor clanse. The Constitution of the
State provides that all acts shall contain
the following clause : "The Legislature
of North Carolina do enact." This was
left out in the act in Question, and the
question now before the Court is, is this
Statute void ? The decision is looked for
It is said here that Col. A. B. Andrews
so justly valued as one of the leading rail
way men in the South, is to be promoted
to the first vice-presidency of the Uicn
mond & Danville Railway.
SST Thus far seventv-four of the nine
ty-six Counties of the State have made re
ports to the Auditor of the taxable values
of their property. In about three oat
five an increase is shown as compared
with last year.
The Guilford Battle Ground. Hon
D Schenck. Julius A Gray. Thomas B
Keogb, J W Scott and Dr. D W C Ben
bow. Directors of the above company, met
last Tuesday, in the room of the Directors
of the National Bank. This was the first
meeting since the organization. Judge
Schenck presides, and makes an elaborate
report of all receipts and disbnrsements
and gave a history ot land purchased ana
improvements made. The Board ordered
1000 copies printed for distribution. Gov
Chas. M Stedman has shown his pstriotis
spirit by taking $50 stock in the Battle
Ground Company. There have been about
11600 subscribed, and nearly all of It ex
pended on the ground. Greensboro North
t37 Rev. W. P. Williams oi Davidson
College, President of the , N. C. Local
Ministers Conference, and Grand Lecturer
of the Masonio Fraternity of North Caro
ms, has been elected State Lecturer for
the Order of Knights of Honor. Mr Wil-
lams will at once commence the canvass
ot the State, and it is important that
every "Knight" in this State give him
their Hearty co-operation in building np
this noble Order, which has already paid
921,714,545 to the widows and orphans of
deceased members. - Three more death
claims one in Wadesboro, one in Ply-
mourn ana one in jxinsion, jx. J. are to
be paid out of the last assessment, thus
bringing $6,000 more in tov North Carolina
during this month. '$8,000 or. 10,000
bave been paid by the order in Charlotte.
Mr Williams is a No 1 man, and will faith
fully and profitably serve the Knights of
Honor, as well as the other Urders with
which he is connected.
The Lutheran College at Mt. Pleasant.
One of the happiest days in the historv
of N. C. College (Lutheran.) located .t
Mt. Pleasant. Cabarrns countv. w&aThnra.
day, Nov. 10, 1887. All the friends of
the institution, the Board of Tmateeii tha
students and the faculty were happy over
ine exercises ot the day and the announce
ments nf tha Hn.rd nn tha rwn.aainn nf t Via
inauguration of the new President of the
ti 1 .ia v . .
vouege, mt. rroi. J. w, Dcnaiat, A. M.,
nntil reoentlv a resident' of Knoxvilla
Tenn., Rev. Prof. Schaidt is a gentleman
oi nne edacation, excellent executive abui
tv and in everv wav aualined for tha emi
nent position to which he has been elect
ed, ine .Board ol Trustees bad its meet
ing preDaratorv to the inanirnratinn &t
10 a. m. and at 2.30 p. m., headed by the
ssolv. neasani band, tbe boad. lacnitv md
students moved io the Lutheran church,
where the inauguration services were
Rev S. Roth rock, for 30 veari n resident.
of the board of trustees, offered the open
ing prayer, nev. r VV tu Fescbau, as
president ot the N. C. Synod, then admin
istered the oath of office to Rev. Prof.
Schaidt. After the formal ina.ticrnra.liAn
rresident schaidt delivered a highly in
teresting and instructive discourse, that
was listened to with - rapt attention, and
was enjoyed aod appreciated by all who
neara iu ins ineme wasunristian Hidu
cation." ' "
During the exercises of tha inanomra.
tion, alter an admirable address by liev.
. . .... . . .
VV JlimDaiU.Kev. Mr ieschan announced
the happy and gratifying fact that the
endowment of $15,000 was rained Thin
cheering news created general rejoicing.
T ij: .u- c - i - .
iu uuiwuu tu tun uue success, ior wmon
Rev. Mr Kimball, the acent. had wnrkad
so hard, the announcement was also made,
that oy the will of the late Mr J D Ritch
ie, a farm of 200 acres bad also been criven
to the college. These faots reflect great
credit on the Lutherans of the North Caro
At 7 p. m., a most enjoyable ooncert
was given oy miss Annie V oilers aod her
mutical dudUs. in tha hall of tha Lutheran
Female Seminary, at Mt. Pleasant, which
is unaer ine supervision ot nev. tr rot. J
A Linn. Durin&r the concert, an admir.
able address, en "Reading," was delivered
by Kev. YY a Liutz, of .ttnocnville, which
he was asked to nrint. All tha arnrninna
were highly enjoyable and were a credit
Marriage of Senator Hawley. Phila
delphia, Nov. 15. Senator Jos. R. Haw
ley, ot Connecticut, was married to-day in
St. Clements P. E. Chnroh. to Misa Edith
Horner, of England, who has been for
several years one of the bead nurses at
Blockley Hospital io this city. There
was a large and distinguished assemblage
present to witness the ceremony. Miss
a. m VST I ja a
cuay wnarton was maid ot honor, and
Lieut. Knapp of the U. S. Navyr best
"To Discontinue an Advertise
ment," says John. Wannamaker, one of
the largest advertisers in the world, "is
like taking down your sign. If yon want
io oo business yon must let people
know it. Standing advertisements, when
changed frequently are cheaper than read
ing notices. They look more substantial
and business-like, and inspire confidence.
I would as soou think of doing business
without clerks as without advertising."
Reports, or abstracts, of listed taxables
4 .11 .1
irom an ine counties, save 22, nave been
In this city, by Rev. F. D. Swindell, on the
loin inst, air W. U. Garrell and Miss Rosa E.
In Lincolnton, on the 18th inst, Mr W. W
juoiz ana juiss onerrm.
In Iredell countv. at the residence of the
bride's mother, Mrs Dr. Halyburton. on the 3d
inst., mr 4. u. mormon and Miss Tirzah Haly-
In Yadkin county, at Panther Creek, on the
tn inst, suddenly, Mr Joseph Williams, aged
In Wake county, on the 11th inst. after a lin
gering illness, W. F. Askew, Esq., aged 63 years,
At Mount Olive, Wayne county, on the 14th
nisi., rev. a. a. uiDbons, a superanuated mem
Deroi ine xi. J. conierence - .
CHARLOTTE MARKET. Nov. 17, 1887.
931 bales Uotton were sold here this
week. At one time the price was np to 10
cents for best grade, but 9$ is about the
ruling price market firm. The Weigh
er's office will be closed on Thursday next
Corn and Meal from wagons or by Rail
65 cents per bushel; Peas 75 to 85 cents
per bushel; Oats 50: Sweet Potatoes 35
to 40 cents per bushel ; Irish 75 . and 80
Onions 80 to 90.
Fresh Butter 18 to 25 ; Chickens 12 to
18 cents each ; Eggs about 15 cects per
GUNS 1 GUNS!
We have a very large stock which will be sold
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Call and examine our stock of Guns and Hard
BROWN, WEDDINGTON & CO.
Nov. 18, 1887. lm
Our Mam moth Stock
GENERAL DBY GOODS
Is now being sold at the greatest sacrifices ever
known in the mercantile history of this section.
Don't fail to get our prices before buying. We
wm save you money.
E. L. EEESLER & CO.
Nov. 18, 1887. "
Escape or Prisoners. Sometime during
Wednesday night, eleven of the prisoners con
fined in Mecklenburg jail, in this city, escaped.
They cut through the brick walls of their cells
into each other, and then cut through the outside
wall. The names of the prisoners are, John
Alexander, Maria Dockins, Alex. Davidson,
Wm. Wilson, Frank Dal ton, Wm. Johnson.
Wm. McKee. John Torrence and Tony Fields,
colored, and Wm. Myers and Aaron Drucker,
tST" A Washington correspondent f uroishes
this item about two of our citizens :
"Hon Clement Dowd and Mai. W. W. Flem-
ming, of Charlotte, are in the city, and are mak
ing arrangements to open a law office here, and
expect to reaiae in wasmnirton in the future.
As these are aoie representative .North Caro
linians, it is thought that they will add much to
V AU Hnrid fit ztAlnnv
UJQ ViU Aivl MA W1VUJ
Some go and some come. Recently three law
yers came to the city to reside R. J. Bhipp of
Newton, Chas. W. Tillett of Rockingham, and
T. N. Winslow. We gain .about as many as we
ose. But we don't like to lose such able law
yers as Dowd and Flemming. They will make a
strong team in Washington city.
A Worthy Chabitt. We are requested to
ask the public to remember on Thanksgiving
day, the "Home and Hospital" in this city, which
we do with pleasure, and hope liberal contribu
tions will be made to an institution in our midst
that is doing much for the relief of the sick and
destitute. Mrs Capt. John Wilkes writes us a
note on the subject, which we take the liberty of
publis hing, though it was not written for publi
cation: , :
Editors Democrat: Will you give the
Hospital" a help by an appeal for Thanksgiv
ing donations, in this week's Democrat Per
haps some of your country subscribers may be
moved by it to help us. We are needing help
very much. Our total receipts from Jan. 1st to
Nov. 1st, amount to only $500. During that
time we nave cared lor over 40 patients and in
mates, nearly the whole of whom were entirely
donations in provisions or money will be a
very great help to a worthy charity.
JANE li. WILKES.
Charlotte, Nov. 15th, 1887.
The first year of the pastorate of Rev. F.
D. Swindell, in Tryon Street Methodist Church,
is about expiring, and we think we express the
sentiments of people of all denominations in this
city, when we say that he has been a very ac
ceptable and faithful Minister of the Gospel, and
has the love .and respect of everybody in the
community. It is the desire of all that he be
sent back to Charlotte by the next Conference,
which meets in Fayettevill&on the 30th Nov.
Rev. P. R. Law has become Associate
Editor of the Charlotte Chronicle, and Mr James
A. Robinson retires. Mr Law has had some ex
perience in Editorial duties, having edited the
Monroe Enquirer while he was pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Monroe, and did it well.
We extend to him a hearty welcome to Char
lotte, and hope he may succeed with profit as
well as pleasure to himself. Mr Robinson, the
retiring Editor-, made many friends here while
connected with the Chronicle, and we wish him
much success in whatever undertaking he may
engage in. The Chronicle is as good a Daily as
there is in the State, and we commend its enter
prising spirit. It deserves success.
From the Pittsboro "Home- we copy the fol
lowing notice of Mr Law :
Mr P. R. Law. This gentleman is well
known in Chatham. He lived here for years.
He was a Presbyterian Minister, County Supt of
Public Instruction, and founder of "The Home."
He is an educated and able gentleman. We know
whereof we speak when we say that he execed
ingly regrets the circumstances that make it ad
visable for him to retire from the Ministry. He
had chosen this sacred calling as bis life work.
There was no charge against him: but his sur
roundings were such that duty seemed to point in
another direction. He has associated himself
with the managers of the Charlotte Chronicle.
The Spoke and Rim Factory of Carson
Brothers, in this city, is meeting with encourag
ing success, besides giving a market for Oak and
Hickory timber not heretofore found here. '
tSy The reader will notice that several tracts
of Land and Lots were advertised in last week's
issue of the Dshocbat and transferred to the
first psge among other sales. Several new an
nouncements of sales will be found on our in
side columns this week. Read the advertise
t"Two8mall negro children were burnt to!
death, the other day, on the plantation of Mr E.
W. Lyles, near this city. The parents of the
children left them in the cabin while they went
out to work the cabin caught fire, and the chil
dren wese burnt up. The same old tale.
Barrett's Circus was here on Tuesday last,
and there was a bigger crowd in the city en that
day than we ever saw before within the past 80
years, excepting the 20th of May, 1875. The
main streets were lined with a moving mass of
people, about two-thirds being negroes, mostly!
from the country. There were a few drunks,
but the good humor and good behaviour of the
crowd was remarkable and creditable. Several
extra Policemen were on duty, but there was not
much for them to do except open a passage on
the side-walks. The country darkies amused
themselves by a liberal patronage of the Street
The Young Men's Christian Association
of this city has been holding meetings during
the week in the Methodist, Baptist, and Presby
terian Churches, and the congregations have
been quite large. The meetings are conducted
by Ministers and by laymen, members of the
Association. The week of Prayer was opened
on Sunday night last in the 1st Presbyterian
Church, by an excellent and appropriate sermon
from Rev. F. D. Swindell of the Methodist
See notice of the sale of the fine Planta
tion of S. W. Burns, near Pineville ; of the SamL
L. Kerr lands and property ; of the Phifer pro
perty in the suburbs of the city : and of the J.
L. Cathey land.
tW The tax on Barrett's Circus in this city
(State, county and city tax) was about $500.
The circus men say all circusses will quit com
ing South. All right
Two good Two-Horse FARMS for rent
Apply early to
JA8. H. CARSON.
We make this one of the special features in
our business. . We are fully equipped with a full
force of experienced Seamstresses and are pre
pared to execute work at short notice and at
prices lower than jou can purchase the same
uoods irom .northern nouses.
Do not send your orders away, but examine
our stock of Black and Colored Silks. Velvets.
all-wool Henriettas (the prettiest woolen fabrics
on the market,) Cashmeres, Serges, Tricots and a
great many pretty combinations.
Woolen fabrics made to order and completed
in the best style from $12.50 to $30. Silks and
Velvets from fZ5 to f iuu.
Ladies WraDs in ffreat variety from t!i to 140.
Oct line of Hosiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs,
Neck Kusbings, uouan and Cufis, is complete.
Big line or Trunks in au sizes and prices.
Trust your orders to us and we will guarantee
aauaiacuoB, ucsiuta asTuig jruu muncj.
' T. I. SEIGLE & CO.
Nov. 18, 1887.
Plantation for Sale. :
If not sold privatelv before the Jlrst dsv of
December, 1887, I will sell on that day, at my
residence in Pineville township, two miles from
He village oi rinevliie, a fine rliArtTATlOXi.
with good Dwelling and all necessary out-houses,
and eood Wells of water There are S06 Acres
of Land in the tract, and it is first-rate farming '
liana. . 1 ...
Persons wanting to seethe place will pleas
call at my residence, or for information address
me through Pineville P. O.
. 8. W. JJUKHa.
Nov.18,1887. 2w-pd ' c
Commissioner's Sale -
OF LANDS. .
Having been appointed Commissioner to sell '
the Lands belonging to the Estate of Samuel L.
Kerr, deceased, l will sell at auction, at the
fVinrt Finn on dnnr in Churlnttn ftf f! nn Hntnr.
day, the 10th day of December. 1887. one Lot of
Jj4.HU lying on the Ueattie's jford road, aaout
eight miles from Charlotte, containing about
sixty-three Acres, more or less, adjoining the
lands of Mrs B. Mcintosh, R. D. Whitley, tL C. i
Miller and J. A. Sofley. - ,,
A lflA Alia. A AM T IffASAW T.mj4 k4-
SB) VUAV1 AlV VI Au&auu w ifmrii sms-
joining the lands of Mrs B. Mcintosh, C. T.
Dewees and R. D. Whitley.
Terms One fourth part of the purchase -:
money to be paid cash at the time of sale; the
remaining part on a credit of six months, pur- .
chaser to give bond and valid security, bearing :
interest at eight per cent from date. Title to be '
retained until the purchase money is paid. '
Also, at the same time and place, I will sell at '.
auction, on a credit ot six months, a fine Com- '
pass, Chain and Ploting Implements, personal '
property belonging to the estate of Samuel L. -Kerr,
purchaser to give bond with valid security,
bearing interest at eight per cent from date.
W. M. KERR,
Nov.18, 1887. 4w Commissioner..
SALE OP PROPERTY.
By virtue of the powers conferred in two Mort
gages or Deeds in Trust one executed by M. M.
rhifer and W. JT. rauer to UU. Jones, as Trus
tee, to secure a debt of one thousand dollars.
principal, to J. M. Clement, which instrument is -registered
in the office of the Register of Deeds '
of Mecklenburg county, in Book 21, page 58 ; .
and the other executed ny w. w. f mrer, w. tr. ,
Pbifer,Geo. M. Phifer, Minnie W. Phifer and
Codie W. Phifer, to secure the same debt, which 1
instrument is also registered in same offlce in
Book 83, page 10, to both of which reference is
made for greater certainty ; . and, upon both, de
fault naa been made and the same have become
forfeited ; and by virtue of an order of the Su
perior Court of said county, the undersigned
will sell icr cash at tne uourt ttouse door in
Otiavlrttt ah Tnoutav tlinh flow nf ncPAIYlKAP
1887. at 1 o'clock P. M., that Tract or Parcel of
LAND, lying in Mecklenburg county, within and
just outside the north-eastern limits of the city
of Charlotte, and on the east bank of Phifers '
Mill Pond, on Buear Creek, adjoining the lands "
of D. P. Hutchison, M. M. Orr, Baxter Moore,
Philip Whisnant. Mrs Sarah J. White and others.
containing 105 Acres, more or less-the same
being the Tract of Land conveyed by Deed by
Joseph H. Wilson to M. M. Phifer. See Deed
recorded in Book 14, page 70.
Nov. 18, 1887. 5w Trustee.
t TTI r-WS T TkTTM
By virtue of authority granted to me by J. L. '
Cathey and wife, by Deed dated Nov. 11, 1885,
and registered in the offlce of the Register of
Deeds for this county, in Book 42, psge 501, I
will sell ior casn, at tne uourt House in uuar
lotte. on Saturday, Dec. 17th. 1887, at 13 M., the
LAND described in said Deed,- in Paw Creek
township, lying near the C. C. Railroad and
Caldwell Church, and lately occupied by J. E.
Selby, to whom or to Wm. Todd, Esq., parties
desiring to purchase may apply for full particu
lars. A T4TlHWlf.T.T.
Nov.18,1887. . 5w Trustee.
We are goinz to settle up our old business at
once, and tnoee wno 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
BARNETT & 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.
SEED WHEAT, &0.
We have just received
1 nf! Bushels lied Iiust Proof Seed
50 Bushels Red Clover Seed, ,
50 Bushels Orchard Grass Seed.
They are the very best
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Nov. 4, 1887. ..
Of Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear
just put in Stock, and at prices much lower than
same uooas nave ever been offered at. Look at
them and examine quality of Goods snd see they
are all cut very full, which everv manufacturer
does not do.
Examine Goods, Examine Prices.
This week we will make extra inducements in
all Silk Goods, both Colored and Black; and if
you want one come and see our bis Stock and
prices. We will offer you beautiful Jet Trim
mings for same.
'Tis Time for Winter Wraps.
Bring the Children, for we have Wraps for all
ages and prices for them. Don't fail to see our
imported Goods, different from anything else in
Big Stock Misses' and Bovs' Ribbed Hosierv
in Black and Colors. And don't forget our
Just in. new Patterns lor November. Lots of
HAKU RAVES & ALEAXNDER,
Oct 21, 1887. 33 East Trade Street.
BUY THE BEST.
We now have on hand a large stock of the
celebrated "Elkin" Blankets, Jeans, Tarns and
Remember we are Aeents for these Goods
and they are the best and cheapest sold on this
E. L. EEESLER & CO..
Oct. 14, 1887. .
Important Notice. .
We have a large number of Notes and Ac
counts which if unpaid by December 1st, 1887,
will be placed in the hands of an officer for col
lection. When we sell goods to be paid in the
Fall, we mean Fall and not Spring besides a
large number of the above have been carried over
from previous years. If you neglect to be gov
erned by this notice, do not blame us when costs
are added, as we mean exactly what we say, aod
intend to have the money due us.
BROWN, WEDDINGTON & CO.
Nov. 11, 1887. lm '
Paid In Cash or Trade, at
ROSS ft ADAMS'
Book and Stationery Store, No. 17 8. Tryon 81
We have the Improved Tubular Lantern : also1
the Buckeye, with Double Globes.
tt. 11. JU1WAXI W.
Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Curler
immediately crimps, bangs or curls the Hair t0
any desired shape.
For sale bv
R. H. JORDAN sV COV