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The Charlotte Democrat.
jfrT& STRONG, Editor and Proprietors
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, December 16, 1887.
j- The Legislature of Virginia has
telected Hod. John S. Barbour, Demo
crat lot U- S. Senator, in place of Mr
Riddleberger, Republican, whose term
eIpires next March.
0- Mr Herbert B. Battle was, last
teei, elected State Chemist io place of
pr Dabney, resigned. There were fife
candidates, and the vote in the Board oi
Agriculture stood u'lDe for Mr Battle to
vw0lCatteriDg. Mr Battle baa filled the
lice since the resignation of Mr Dabney.
jf" Notices of some important decis
ions by our State Supreme Court are
published in this week's issue of the
Democrat. The prohibition law, or en
actment, for the town of Forest Hill, join
jug Concord, is pronounced unconstitu
tional; as are also those provisions of the
nAa m akin 2 all officers connected with a
lltilroad indictable lor killing live stock
HP We learn that Judge Schenck
.,n i the President of the Guilford Bat
tle Ground Company at Greensboro) is
writine a history of the State in 1780-'81,
ihowiogthat North Carolinians did their
whole duty in those critical and trying
days. It will be a valuable acquisition
to the historical records of the State.
The Shelby Aurora says that the
finaoces of Cleveland county "are becom
ing small by degree?," and that there will
goon be a deficit in the Treasury, caused
by expenses this year; and further, that
the Deonle are complaining of their bur-
1 I w
den. Has not Cleveland county made
too many and too hasty and too heavy
subscriptions to Railroads ? and will
there not be more numerous complaints
when the interest on the new Bonds be
come due ?
J2T" There is general rejoioing through
out the whole county, among the people,
at the decision of the U. S. Supreme
Court in the Virginia cases. State sove
reignty is firmly established, and
State cannot again be bothered with a
suit against it, nor can a Circuit or Dis
trict U. S. Judge promote such suits
States Rights are again getting on i
foundation. Thank Providenoe.
Here is the way "glorious Kansas"
suffers for fuel in cold weather. A dis
Wichita, Kansas, Dec. 8. A wide
spread coal famine has prevailed through
the entire western part of Kansas lor
gome time. Railroad companies have
been shipping hundreds of car loads of
coal through from Colorado to this city,
and eastern points, but only once in a
while can they be induced to drop off a
load in tb.9 western part ot the State.
Oss night last week the farmers captured
a train of coal cars and took what they
wanted. Private dispatches to this city
say another mob of settlers last night
took in charge another train and filled
their wagons. They left their names and
the money for what they took, and told
the train hands that the railroad com
pany could arrest them if they wanted to.
Some of the farmers live fifty aud seventy
five miles from the railroad, and great
Buffering has been the result of a lack of
fuel. The settlers complain that they are
at the meroy of a nfbnopoly, and that
they cannot get enough fuel to keep their
families warm. Trouble is feared if the
railroad does not furnish fuel lor western
settlers, as they have grown desperate.
Upon one of the wagons which was filled
with coal last night was the motto, "Coal
t3f Last June in the Buit of A. H.
1 Temple against the State ot North Caro-
-F linn i ...... I .1 1 . . f
uua, iuuiiug me special tax oonas,
Judges Bond and Seymour divided in
their opinion, and Judge Bond being of
opinion thai a cilizeo of a Slate can sue
his own State in the Federal Courts, his
decision stood. So the case was then ap
pealed to the Supreme Court of the Uni
ted States. In our news column will be
found a synopsis of the opinion in the Vir
ginia habeas corpus cases as decided by
the U. S. Supreme Court. From the
reading of this opinion it appears to us
that the suit of Mr Temple is plumply de
cided by this opinion in favor of the State,
and that Mr Temple, a citizen of North
Carolina, had no tight to sue his own
Mate in the Federal Court. Jn this light
this decision is of vast importance to the
people of this State. Raleigh, Signal,
lou are right. The decision of the U.
O sm ma
u- supreme uourt Kills on all the con-
"piracies formed to fleece the people of
'8 Stale and make them pay the fraudu
lent special tax bonds, amounting to sev
eral millions of dollars. Judge Bond has
been completely squelched.
EST" The Democratic Executive Com
mittee when it met in Raleigh some weeks
,T" lO0lc 8lP8 to express the will ot the
democratic "party in this State as ex
pressed in platform after platform.
Inereapou certain newspapers in the
state proceeded to denounce the action
iue committee as arrogating to itself the
mating ot a platform for the people.
nat, pray, is the business of the Execu
te Committee unless it be to execute
: rePated views of the party. We fail
Anf.V arrgooe ot the committee.
m l 8bort ot what they did do
would have been inexcusable indolence
-"u inattention to their business. Golds
-.n?i?e. c?e..f W. W; Flemming
m m ureignion and others J
-Morrow. Clerk 8ur.ppinrfv.iirt
wooreBroa' Ron.r,i ' i-.:rr ttV
son & Co., Druggists.
Report of the Condition of
the First National
Renot of Vo ol0it.eT-M- P- PeSram. Cashier.
rLSS ?f the Merchants &
nnii.nA A.u. nai canK OI Charlotte J. R
dSSM. Co-'b Medicine8 ,or 8ale by al
Caution. Our attention has been
called to the iaot that there are men in
Washington who offer for a bmall con
sideration to give information to persona
desiring to contract for carrying the mail
on tar routes and particularly to ascer
tain and give information as to the pres
ent pay on the several ronten. n that
those who propose to bid will have some
light before them. In the case brought
given, so that we warn our readers that
i.u uur Bbteubioa wroner lniormation was
these alleged agents are probably in the
pay oi the Washington contractors, who
always manage to get contracts over the
beads of our own people. These agents
bold out lalse lights. Raleigh Observer.
Jiany, very many limes, have we
warned the people against being fooled
by circulars, sgeuts, peddlers, and all
sorts of wonderful offers in bogus adver
tisements, but it does no good men and
women seem to like to be humbugged,
and they will catch at almost anything
that offers something for nothing. Just
tbmk about the stove and dock peddlers
that went through the country a few
years ago, cnargmg two or three prices
for articles that could be bought here at
a fair, reasonable rate. But the fly will
still go into the spider's net.
Dr. J. F: Miller of Goldsboro. has
been eleoted Superintendent of the Insane
Asylum for negroes, near Goldsboro, in
place of Dr. Roberts. The Goldsboro
t 4 Tv m ar i
"lit. miner, as is well known, is a gen
tleman ot tne very highest character acd
eminence in his profession, and it would
have been impossible for the Directors to
nave done better. Dr. Roberts, who has
been Superintendent for six years, has
made an able and efficient officer, and is
entitled to the plaudit of "well done good
and faithful servant." Mrs Is. V. Smith
was elected matron."
Richmond, Va., Dec. 8. In the House
of Delegates to-day a joint resolution was
adopted, 90 to 1, directing Virginia's
senators and requesting her Hepresenta-
tives in Congress to use their best efforts
to secure the repeal at an early dav of the
entire internal revenue system, and fail
ing io that, to secure, if possible, a repeal
ot so much ot the system as imposes a lax
on tobacco in any ot its forms and upon
spirits distilled from fruits. Tel. dispatch.
That's the way to do; but maybe some
wise-acre will say that's usurpation or
dictating to Congress. Who cares for
such stuff? The law should be abolished
or amended as a matter of right, and also
to save the Democratic party in Virginia
and North Carolina.
13f" The Republican National Execu
tive Committee, in session in Washington
last week, selected Chicago as the place
for holding the next National Convention
of the Republican party, and 19tbof June
as the time.
At the late N. C. Conference at Fayette-
ville, the following statistics were reported
in regard to the Methodists in that Con
ference, which includes onlj two-thirds of
Members 86,262, gain 3,389; adults bap
tised 3,520; infants 2,627; churches 895,
gain 15; value of churches $917,446, gain
in value $65,126; parsonages 108, gain 4;
value oi parsonages $136,825. gain in
value $3,060; money expended on churches
and parsonages $67,589; foreign missions
$11,332.32; domestic missions $5,240.35;
mission money from Sunday schools $2,-
106.26; conference anniversary $241.27;
self-denial collection, $772.97; Woman's
Missionary Society $2,373; total amount
raised for missions $22066.16; church ex
tension $2,395.97; education (independent
of endowment,) $2,572.77; Sunday schools
939, gain 66; officers and teachers 6,430,
gain 346; Sunday school scholars 55,077,
gain 4.097; money spent for Sunday
school literature, $8,626.71; money raised
on children's day, $223.10; money raised
on other objects, $1,306.45; money paid
presiding elders $14,789.67, gain f 198.67;
money paid preachers $106,447.25, gain
$5,157.25: Bishop $1,649.63; conference
claimants, $5,311.83; ether objects, $10,-
892.90; junior preachers, $1,304,42; Bible
cause, $43o.3i; total amount oi money
raised for all purposes, $245,374.26,
Next year an attempt will be made to
raise $9,000 for domestic missions an $18,
000 for foreign missions, exclusive of the
contributions by the women and children.
From the Raleigh Observer, Dec. 14 th
Today the two wings of the Republican
Dartv in the State are, through their exec
ntive committees, publicly to embrace
hf-rt in RaleiVh. The spectacle will be
nna fnr coda and men to witness. VV e
mav ernect a verv demonstrative iaiung
- . r if
on the necks of each other and a healing
of all differences with the plaster of green
backs which has doubtless been promised
if not Drovided from Republican head
quarters. For a while at least through
out the next campaign the two wings
will fight together and will make the most
effective struggle of which the party is
capable. After the spoils shall have been
again taken clear out of sight by Demo
cratic success we cannot answer for their
holding together. They are made up as
a rule ol politicians for revenue only.
Meantime, however, the combination may
be relied upon for the practice of all politi
cal ways that are dark and tricks that are
vain to the end that Democrats may be
dolnded and eventually defeated. Either
committee is an adept in that species of
warfare. The two committees together
will beyond question require the sharpest
watchfulness on the part of the Democ
racv. lest thev prevail. Our friends
should prepare themselves in ample" time
to meet the double-beaded enemy, looaing
out for ambuscades at every point ana at
t.hn anmfl lima takin&r care to secure the
enlistment and the active service of every
single Democratic voter,
Texans dissatisfied with the Message.
KSav Antonia. Texas. Dec. 8 President
Cleveland's message has caused wide-
unread dissatisfaction in Texas. The
main industry of western Texas is wool-
raisincr. and those who have their money
invested in it declare the President has
delivered Lhem into the hands of the
Philistines, and that they will take meas
ures to form a national organization to
combat the removal of duty on wool.
tdlT Look out for the Star of Bethle
hem, that oan now be seen before 4 o'clock
in the morning just where the Wise Men
saw it at Christ's birth in the Jiast
Washington, December 13. The bill
introduced in the Senate to-day by Mr.
Cullom, for the establishment and opera
tion of a United States dosUI telejrraDh
provides for ten trunk lices of telegraph,
embracing all cities of the States and
Territories. The bill provides that the
lines shall be constructed by the army
engineering corps, under the direction of
the be0TeU7 of wf. on iron poles, with
a capacity for twelve wires, and shall
when completed, be transferred to the
control of the Post Master General. The
Secretary of W ar shall, if he deems it ex-
peaienc, isice possession of the lines' now
used for military purposes as a portion of
the system. The rates to be charged are
ten cents for twenty words, under five
hundred miles, and five cents additional
lor each additional ten words, and for
distances greater than five hundred miles,
an additional rate of five cents for each 250
miles. Press night rates are to be thiitv
five cents per one hundred words, and
day rates 75 cents per 100 words. The
office of director general of telegraph is
created, the appointment to be made as
is that ol an assistant postmaster-general.
with like salary. The appointee must be
a practical telegraph man, of at least ten
years experience. '
Senator Chandler has introduced a bill
to regulate the holding of Congressional
elections in South Carolina, Florida, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana. .It provides for
the appointment by., the President, with
the advice and consent of the Senate, of
four supervisors of election for each Con
gressional district in the State to which
the measure applies who are required to
sub-divide the districts hi to a sufficient
number of voting precincts. In each pre
cinct the Circuit Court of the United
States is to appoint four inspectors and
poll-clerks, who are to make a registration
of voters and conduct the Congressional
elections. The supervisors are to act as a
canvassing board to receive returns from
the inspectors and ascertain and declare
the result of the election. The super
visors and inspectors, and poll-clerks are
to be divided equally 'between the two
principal political parties. The measure
is made applicable only to the States of
South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and
Lonmiana. It is elaborately drawn, and
contains minute provisions governing the
whole matter of registration, and the con
duct of elections, together with peLalties
for election frauds.
The Senate committee on privileges
and elections, after hearing the arguments
in the Lincas-r aulkner contest from West
Virginia, agreed unanimously this evening
to seat Mr. Faulkner. The report will be
submitted to the Senate tomorrovr.
Mr. Dawes introduced a bill in the Sen
ate to day, providing for a tax of one
cent per pound on domestic adulterated
lard, and a tax of two cents on the im
ported article. A bill also provides that
the manufacturers of adulterated lard
shall pay a lioense fee of $1.000 the
wholesalers $500, and the retailer $50 per
The Senate committees were arranged
to-day. Senator Ransom is chairman of
private land claims, and a member of the
commerce and Potomac Hals committees.
Senator Vance has three important com
mittees District of Columbia, finance
The Supreme Court of North Caro
lina on Beer and Wine. Raleigh. N.
C, Deo. 12. The Supreme Court this
evening bled the long-expected opinion in
the case of Giersche. It is held that
lager beer and wine are, under the statute
of this State, included in the term "spirit
uous liquors." License was issued to sell
lager beer and wine, but the Court say
the Wake county authorities had no power
under the law to issue it. This will close
twenty-one bar-rooms in Raleigh whieh
were licensed io sell beer and wine. The
decision reverses that of Judge James H.
Merrimon, in Wake Superior Court, last
August, which was that neither beer nor
wine was spirituous. In addition to Ral
eigh bar-rooms which will be closed, the
decision affects those at Pittsboro' and
several other places where the prohibitory
law is in effect, lbe decision creates a
a . .
From the Wadesboro Inteligencer.
Major Finger, Superintendent of Publio
Instruction, thinks that 12$ cents on
hundred dollars worth of property is not
enough for Jrublic ochooi purposes, and
he asks that there be increased taxation.
Twelve and a half cents is exactly 12
cents too much, lbe money had bet.er
be burned to ashes. We would rather
burn a $5 -bill, than to pay $2.20 towards
the support of the publio schools. No
greater affliction was ever visited upon
the people ot the south. iNolbing is so
fast, so surely ruining the negroes of the
South as the accursed free schools, and
they should - be wiped out of existence
instead of having their capacity ot harm
increased. They completely rum- the ne
gro, and we are not certain if their effect
is not injurious upon the whites. At the
present rate it will not be ten years before
W ... m
it will be utterly impossible to nod
negro in the South who is worth his salt
to a white employer, and as for any service
which he mav be for bis own race, we
simply ask the question, who ever knew
one negro to serve another tatlbtuilyf
Suicide Near Raleigh. Raleigh, N.
C, Dec. 10. John L. Herndon, a respect
ed citizeu of Little River, N. C, a town
eighteen miles east of this city, was found
dead in the woods four hundred yards
t ,-,A 1 I,?, .mmoth
wkh tfae rauzzle of' ft iinle barreUed Aoi
2Qn io his mouth and the ramrod of the
gun in his right hand. Herndon was de
voted to bis family, which consisted of
wife and three children. He left home
vesterdav morning when he told his wife
he was going hunting. There is no known
reason for the deed. It was undoubtedly
a case of euicide. The gun was loaded
with buck shot. The shot penetrated
through, and came out at the back of his
Ferry Shot at. Paeis, Dec 10. ;M
Jules Ferry was fired at three times this
afternoon by a man in the Lobby of the
Chamber of Deputies. There is great ex
citement, and details of the shooting are
not yet obtainable; but it is reported that
M. ferry is seriously wouuded.
M. to erry was shot by a man aged about
20, named Aubertin, but also known as
Berckein. He states that be is one of
band of 20 revolutionists. The band
drew lots and it fell to his lot to commit
the first crime. Berckein declares that
he swore to kill Ferry. His injuries
whatever they may be, are slight. By
standers tried to lynch Aubertin after he
had fired the shots, but were prevented
I with difficulty.
TJ. S. Court.
The Court opened last Tuesday morn
ing, Judge Diok presiding. The. Grand
Jury to serve during the term are A. G.
Neal, foreman; Saunders W Right, John
sou Burke, J W MoEee, J M Moore, S W
Smith, J M Caldwell, W II Klutz, C M
Lynch, A M Helms, A E Miller, J L
Webb, Acey Bost, G W Long. Jas W
Reid, P H Holland, J A McLunn, Jr, J
M Davis, R R Hay nee, J L Porter. VV W
lbe brrand Jury beicj dismissed to its
business, the Court proceeded with the
docket, which is an unusually heavy one,
and during the day tinea were imposed
by Judge Dick, aggregating $1,250. The
following cases were disposed of:
Miller Rudasill and F A Bridgers, con-
spiring io aeirauo me united States;
1 plead guilty; judgment suspended on pay-
meut of costs.
i t ..j : i i ..: . . 1
miner XbUUSBMi, leiuii access io me
cistern; plead guilty; judgment suspend
ed on payment of $100 and costs.
li A midgers, violating section 3.168;
plead guilty: mdgment suspended on
payment of $100 and costs.-
Lafayette Hayes, distilling; plead guil
ty; prayer for judgment continued.
Green Henlv, retailing; plead guilty;
Andrew Redford, distilling; plead gun
ty; prayer for judgment continued.
.u Jucuombs, ., retailing; verdict not
guilty. ' ? - '
Peter Parker, retailing; plead guilty;
nned $100 and sentenced to one month
Green Ilenly and others, sci fa: -dis
Geo Foard and others; sci fa; dismissed.
Walt Anthony, sci fa; dismissed.
L II Hill and others, sci fa; dismissed.
Jas Peebles, retailing: judgment sus
pended on payment of $500 and costs.
Wm Johnson, retailing; judgment sus
pended qn payment of $500 and costs.
Jas McAlister, working in distillery;
udgment suspended on payment of costs.
Kendrick Richardson, distilling; judg
ment suspended on payment of oosts.
Adam M Pasour, distilling; judgment
suspended on payment of costs.
W H Pasour, distilling; judgment sus
pended on payment of costs.
Hi m rams, retailing: mdgment sus
pended on payment of $25 and costs.
Daniel Shoupe and Alfred Cook, remov
ing spirits; guilty; ioo nne and two
Abe Brackett, retailing; guilty; $100
fine and one month imprisonment.
The following oases were disposed of on
James Murray, retailing; guilty.
Hiram McDowell, distilling; guilty.
C L Collins, distilling; plead guilty;
judgment suspended on payment of $400
R G Collins, distilling; guilty; judg
ment suspended on payment of costs.
The superintendent of the dead
letter bureau, with the approval of the
Postmaster General, has prepared a circu
lar letter which will be sent shortly to all
Postmasters, directing the enforcement of
section 590 of the postal laws and regula
tions. 1 his section makes it imperative
upon rostmasters to advertise in a news
paper or post a manascrip list of non-de
livered letters. It also 'requires the charge
and collection ot 1 cent in all cases wben
a letter has been published in a news
paper, either gratuitously or at 1 oent for
each letter or a less sum, or whether the
publication was merely by a written list
posted in some public place, in all cases
the Postmaster is directed to to affix and
cancel a 1-cent "postage doe" stamp as
evidence of its delivery. In postoffices
other than those of the tree-delivery class,
the "postage due" stamp should not be
affixed until the letter is delivered. This
clause of the postal laws, it is said, has not
hitherto been stnokly enforced.
Col Rowland " in Congress. The
many mends ot this gentleman will be
glad to learn that be was able to be in
his seat at the opening of Congress, and
that he is now rapidly, recovering. Rep
resenting, as he does, probably the most
important Congressional District in the
State, his health is a source of great
solicitude to the people of the State. Mrs
Rowland is still with him, and she writes
very hopefully of his early restoration to
perfect health. lMmberton Mobesoman.
Kd7 The following advertisement ap
peared in an.Eoglish uewspaper: "Want
ed Lodgings by a B. A. Advertiser
wishes it clearly understood that none
need apply who object on principle to fall
in with . his not excessive requirements,
which inolude 1st, punctuality in serving
meals; 2d, moderate quiet in house; 3d,
dried toast thrice daily; 4th, joints to be
roasted, (not baked) and chops and steaks
to be grilled (not fried); 5th, the free use
of a latch key, and 6thl the absence ol a
Pneumonia Explained. It is general
ly supposed thst pneumonia is due to the
accidental penetration ot speciho microbes
in the system, bat the observations of M.
Jaccoud, a French student of the subject,
show that the disease' really resultB from
the development under favorable condi
tions of miorobio germs permanently pres
ent in the system. A chief condition of
such development is a sudden chill, which
explains the frequent conmcidence of lung
affections with abrupt changes of tempera
A Curious Discovery. In the tartar
of teeth from skeletons ' of the stone age,
Mr Charters White, of the Odontological
Society of Great Britain, has found speci
mens of the food eaten by our prehistoric
ancestors three thousand years or more
ago. The fragments identified include
portions of corn basks, spiral vessels from
vegetablesstarch husks, fruit cells, the
point of a fish's tooth, nd bits of wool,
feathers and cartilage.
The wife of Alderman Laughran
of Hot Springs, Ark., died Sunday night
of hydrophobia, some, time-ago two ot
her children were attacked by a bulldog,
and in rescuing them she was badly bit-
ten. The wounds were cauterized and a
madstone applied,- but these remedies had
no effect. . - ' -
Death of Mrs John Jacob Astor. New
York, Deo. 12. Mrs John Jacob Astor
died this evening at 8.05 o'olock. There
were present at the time of her death
Wm. Weldon Astor - and wife, and John
Jacob Astor, husband of the deceased.
df" Peter Bennett, a wealthy old
miser livincr at Newport. Me., who dis
trusted banks and kept money in his
bouse, was beaten nearly to death Sunday
night and robbed of $32,000 in cash.
tST The day passenger train on the Carolina
Central Road (between Charlotte and Wilming
ton) has been taken off, and all mails' and pas
sengers are now carried on the night train, ac
cording to the old schedule. A day train will
be run between Charlotte and Rutherfordton.
The train will leave Wilmington at 7 p. m., ar
rive at Charlotte 7 30 a. m, leave Charlotte for
Rutherfordton at 8.45 a. m. and arrive at the lat
ter place at 8 p. m. The train from the west
leaves Rutherford on at 8.40 a. m.. arrives at
Charlotte at 3 p m ; leaves Charlotte at 8.15 p.
m. and arrives at Wilmington 8.35 a. m.
As usual, the Criminal Court Grand Jury
recommended some improvements in the Jail in
the way of strengthening the outside wall and
warming the building. The fact is, there never
ought to hive been an outside wall the sun
ought to shine inside of Jail in some way. -
1ST The Criminal Court adjourned on Friday
afternoon last, after clearing the Docket Many
petty cases were disposed of besides those that
received Jail or chain gang sentences. None
were sent to the Penitentiary, but the following
to Jail: Bam McKinney, assault and battery.
30 days; Ed Smith, larceny, 12 months; Wm
Ellison, larceny, 3 years; Wm Johnson, larceny,
6 months; WHH Peoples, keeping gambling
house, 3 months; John Covington, fornication
and adultery, 60 days; Aaron Rooker, larceny, 2
years; Wm Davidson, larceny, 12 months. All
are colored except Rooker.
ty Eight prisoners, all colored, escaped from
the county stockade last Saturday- morning by
filing off the chaia with which they were con-
nned. 11 our Courts convict it now seems an
easy matter for criminals to escape punishment.
At the adjourned meeting of the Board of
Aldermen held last Monday the following liquor
dealers were licensed to . sell at retail :' John D.
Ross, Rudolph-Arndt, J. Springs, Timmons &
Snider, C. C. West, and W. F Buchanan two
saloons. At wholesale, O.W. Badger; wholesale
beer dealer, F. Munzler C Roediger and Jos.
Fischesser were licensed .to retail beer.
Religious Notictrhe'Rev,' Mr Murdock
will preach in 8t. Mark's Episcopal Church,
Mecklenburg county, on Monday night and
Tuesday morning before Christmas. His ser
mons are intended for men only subject for
Monday night, "Purity"; Tuesday morning,
"Manliness. ; The men of the community are
N. C. Items.
SgfMr. Jordan Stone, occompanied by
his family, leit for Talladega, Ala.,
where the' latter wili spend the winter.
while Mr. Stone, will proceed at once to
Los Angelos. California, where he enters
at once upon active and lucrative business
in connection with his brother-in-law, Mr.
J. J. Burt.
Vicab Apostolic op North Caro
lina.. A dispatch from Rome to Cardinal
Gibbons announces the appointment ol
Right Rev. Leo Haid as Vicar Apostolic
of North Carolina. He is now Abbot ot
St. Mary's Abbey in Gaston county, N.
C, a monastery controlled by the Bene
The Board of Agriculture cut the
salary of Commissioner Robinson down to
fifteen hundred dollars, that ot State
Chemist to eighteen hundred, and-stopped
work at the experiment farm. .
I5gf The Governor has appointed Al
fred Heals, of London, England, a Com
missioner of affidavits for North Carolina.
J. P. AJcAnnally, of Walnut Cove, was
appointed a notary pubho.
The Commissioner of Labor Sta
tistics for North Carolina says that there
are 80 cotton factories in the State, repre
senting invested capital to the amount of
$4,000,000. The total number of spindles
run is 200,000 and they consume annually
30,000,000 pounds of cotton.- lbe aggre
gate of the cotton crop of the State is
about 400,000 bales. So it appears that
one-fifth of the North Carolina crop is con
sumed by the mills of the State.
Death of Isaac 8. Kalloch. San Fran
cisco, Deo. 11. lhe death is reported
from Whatoom, Washington Territory, of
the Rev. Isaao S. Kalloch, who has long
been a prominent figure on the Pacific
coast. He was eleoted Mayor of this city
on the workinsmen's ticket in 1879. Dur
ing the campaign he was shot by Charles
Lie Young, at that time editor of the
Chroniole, the dispute growing out of a
number of personal attacks made by both
persons.. A few months later, Kalloch'
son went to the Chronicle office and shot
De Young dead, and was afterwards ao-
quitted of the charge of murder. At the
close of bis term of office as Mayor, Mr
Kalloch moved to Washington Territory,
where he has since resided.
I-IT How easy it is for one to say
thing irom which ne can never tuuy re
cover himself as loner as he lives ! He
may be sorry and ask and receive the par
don ot men, but in their estimation he is
never afterward the same man he was be
fore. "Keep thy heart with all diligence,"
and tongue, too.
it is estimated that tne cost ot a
single day's fog in London for gas alone is
$40,000. On a recent foggy day the Lon
don gas companies had to supply 150,000,-
000 teet. or nearly 50.ouu.ooo feet more
than the usual amount.
df The North Georgia Conference
of the Methodist E. Church passed reso
lutions Saturday indorsing the sermon of
liev. W. A. Candler at Nashville, to
which Emma Abbott excepted.
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Dec. 15, 1887.
The Cotton market remains steady at
9f to 10 for best grades. Receipts for
the past week 797 bales.
Flour, from country mills, $2 to $2.25
Corn and Corn Meal, from wagons, 60
cents per bushel.
Peas 60 to 75 eents per bushel; Oats 40
Sweet Potatoes 35 to 40 per bushel;
Irish Potatoes 75; Onions 90.
Butter 15 to 20 cents per pound; Chick
ens 15 to 18, according to size; Eggs 18
to 20 per dozen.
NEW YORK, Dec 15, 1887.
Cotton market firm at 10.9-16 for Middling
LIVERPOOL, Dec 15, 1887.
Cotton market quiet at 5f pence, for Middling
In Raleigh, on the 8th insL, Mr Frank- B.
Dancy, (As't State ChemistJ and Miss Bessie
H. Grimes. '
In Iredell county, on the 1st inat- Mr J. R.
Woodsides and Miss Mollie Dellinger. -
Near Statesville, on the 1st inst., Mr D. W.
Woollen of Mecklenburg county, and - Miss
In Rowan county, on the 23d ult . Mr Ed. 1
Ramsey (.son of Dr. J. G. Ramsey) and Miss Jen
At Winston, on the 8th inst,. Dr. D. N. Dalton
and Miss Louise W. Bitting.
In York county. S. C. on the 7th instMr J.
M. Francis of Cleveland county, N. C. and Miss
M. E. Crawford.
In Concord, on the 8th inst.. Lucy Creasy.
daughter of Mr and Mrs Chas. G. Montgomery,
aged 2 years ana o monus.
In Raleich. on the 13th inst.. ol consumDtion.
Mrs D. 11. Browder, daughter ol CoL UU Folk.
State of North Carolina, Mecklenburg Co.
Superior Court Special Frocetkttxg.
W. W. Flemming. Plaintiff, against Mary J.
Creighton, H. L. Creighton, Martha O. Pharr,
R. JL. Caldwell, John S. Means. Susan S.
Means, Joseph D. Means and James W. Means,
It appearing to the Court that the above enti
tled proceeding relates to Real Estate, in this
Cfnta an1 that Ina nafDnrlanta TtAAvrvH T Irfoana
nd James W. Means are necessary parties, and
that the said Defendants are non-residents of
this State, 'therefore, the said Defendants are
hereby notified and required to appear and an
swer or demur to the Petition filed at the office
of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Mecklen
burg county, in the State of North Carolina, on
or before the 28th day of January 1888.
J. Al. MUKKOW.
Dec. 16, 1887. 6w . Clerk Superior Court
Report of the Condition of the
First National Bank of Charlotte, at
Charlotte, in the State of North Caro
Una, at the close oj business, December
Loans and discounts,
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation,
Other stocks, bonds and mortgages,
Due from approved reserve agents,
Due from other National Banks,
Due from State Banks and bankers,
Real estate, furniture and fixtures,
Current expenses and taxes paid,
Checks and other casir items,
Bills of other Banks,
Fractional paper currency, nickels and
Legal Tender Notes,
Redemption Fund with U. S. Treas
urer, 5 per cent of circulation,
Total. 11,009,897 30
Capital stock paid in, $300,000 00
Surplus Fund, 100,000 00
Undivided profits, 39,464 86
National Bank Notes outstanding, 90.000 00
Individual deposits subject to check, 259,182 25
Demand certificates ol deposit. 14,953 19
Time certificates of deposit, 173,416 08
Cashier's checks outstanding, 209 65
Due to other National Banks, 11,587 86
Due to State Banks and bankers, 17,583 41
I Note3 and bills rediscounted, 3,500 00
State of N. Carolina, County of Mecklenburg.
I, M. P. Pegram, Cashier of the above-named
Bank, do solemnly swear ihut the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and be
lief. M. . rEGRAM, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
12th day of December, 1887.
u. xi. u. uutt, notary Public.
Correct Attest R. T. McAden, 1
R; M. Oates, v Directors.
W. R. Myers, )
Dec. 16, 1887.
Report of the Condition ot the
Merchants x farmers' National Bank
at Charlotte, in the State of North
Carolina, at the close of business,
JJecemoer itn, 1887:
Loans and discounts,
Bonds to secure circulation.
Due from approved reserve agents.
Due from other National Banks,
Due from State Banks and Bankers,
Real estate, furniture and fixtures,
Current expenses and taxes paid.
Checks and other cash items,
Bills of other Banks,
Fractional paper currency, nickels and
Legal Tender Notes,
Redemption Jfund with U. . Treas
urer, o per cent oi circulation,
Capital stock paid in,
National Bank Notes outstanding.
Individual deposits subject to check,
Demand certificates of deposit,
Time certificates of deposit,
Cashier s checks outstanding,
Due to other National Banks,
Due to State Banks and bankers,
Notes and bills re-discounted,
State of N. Carolina, County of Mecklenburg.
I. J. R. Holland, Cashier of the above-named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. J. R. Holland, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the
12th dav of December, 1887.
J no. tr. urr, notary jfnblic
Correct Attest-J. H. McAden, )
H. Q. Springs, V Directors.
Geo. E. Wilson, )
Dec. 16, 1887.
Prevention Cheaper than Core.
If you are interested in Cattle, you should
know that HUOUE UKUB
General Cow Prink
Is invaluable to every breeder of Cattle, being a
powerful anti-fever medicine, mat has been
thoroughly tested in the most valuable herds of
thoroughbred Cattle. Preventive of milk fever.
garget and post parturient levers; outbreaks of
bsemo-albuminuria (red murrain or red water.)
Charbon (black leg) and other epidemic diseases
due to derangement of the digestive organs, kid'
neys and blood, are immediately checked by this
medicine. The most efficacious remedy for the
treatment of garget, indigestion, bloating and
fevers generally. Jfor sale by
W. SI. WlXiBUI K UU
Dec 16. 1887. Druggists, Charlotte. N. C.
The "Olirer Chilled Plow,"
The Best in the World.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE are now Agents
for this celebrated flow, and carry a full stock
ot all extras for same, such as Points, Mould
Boards, Landsider, Bolts, Ac, and are selling
We also have a large stock of Pittsburg Steel
Flows, Single and Douoie iron root now
Stocks, at Rock Bottom prices.
HAMMOND & JUSTICE.
Oct. 7,1887. ,
Extract of Sarsaparilla and Queen's Delight
combined with iodide oi rotaah.
This is Nature's Own Remedy for all Dis
eases arising from an impure condition of the
Blood. Eruptive and cutaneous Diseases, iury-
sipelas, St Anthony's Fire, Pimples, Tetter,
Ringworm. Rheumatism, syphilitic. Mercurial,
and all Diseases of like character.
It is an Alterative for the Restoration of Tone
and Strength to the system debilitated by disease;
hence ft affords great protection from attacks
that originate in changes of climate, of seasons,
and of life. l
BUR WELL & DUNN,
Sole Manufacturers and Proprietors,
April 23. 1887. Charlotte, If . C
The Most Extensive u :
That has ever taken place will be held during the
month of December.
cut bates :;r !
Will be all the go, being confident that low
prices will reduce my Clothing stock to a right
standard. ' ;::
Men's Suits worth $6.00 will sell at $4.50. :
Men's Suits - $7.50 " - - " $5 25.
Men's Suits " $3.50 - " $6.15:
Men's Suits " $9.00 " " " $8.50. a
Men's Suits " $10.00 " - " $7.25. " '
My line of; $3 Suits has no equal under $12. J
Those worth $6.75 go now at $4.75.
" $7.50" " M $5.50.
$3.50 - ' $6.00.
BIGGEST DRIVE YET.
MEN'S RED KNIT UNDERSHIRTS
Look ! 50 Cents Each. Look I
7 n. BARUCH,
TheJRegulator of Low Prices.
Charlotte, Dec 9, 1887.
i ALL OUR GOODS
ARE TO BE CLOSED OUT.
Dress Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Caps and
Good Brogans at 85 cents per pair. 200 pairs
Women's Goat Shoes our former price $1.75,
we now offer at $1 25 50 pairs $125 Shoes at $1.
Pant Goods, Flannels, Underwear, and every
thing at prices that will utoniah you at their
A nice all-wool Lady's Wra at $3.85, in four
Come in. Too many Goods to ennumerate,
but a call will convince you.
HARGRAVES & ALEXANDER.
Dec. 9, 1887.
OF . , i
Charlotte, N. C.
The old adage has it that "Succeassxakea the
Hero," and if gauged .by thatstandard, I may
claim to be "a Hero" as a - WholesaleGMerchant,M
as my efforts in that line, aided by Pluck,
Patience and Money, enable metto' proclaim to
all the world that I have had unprecedented
success this Fall, and I take this occasion to
thank my many patrons and friends.
I hereby announce to the "Trade" that I anl
now in full blast for the 8priDg".trade hive
placed orders and already bought outright "for
cash" over $100,000 worth, part of whichlsi in
transit from the mllls'and factories, and for a
part of which the samples are already in the
House. This is early but as the early hird
catches the worm, so does the early buyer, who
has "Money," get the bargains.
By'the middle of December my Salesmen Will
take the road in QeorgiaTennesseeJand boththe
Carolina with Spring 'and .Summer samples of
Boots and Shoes, as I intend to out-do all former
Further particulars will be given the public at
a later date.
Dec. 2, 1887.
Psychene and oxygenized Cod Liver Oil, Infalli
ble remedy for Consumption atd all disorders
of the Throat and Lungs For sale by
it. U. JORDAN CO.,
Dec. 9. 1887. Druggists.
TO THE FALL
Oar Stock of PROVI8ION8
RIE9 is how complete.
To cash buyers we offer great inducements.
Don't fail to give us a call, as all we ask is a
trial. Have just received.
ft HO ROLLS Cbtton Bagging,
WV-'V 500 Bundles TIES,
500 Barrels Flour,
150 Bags Coffee, '
50 Barrels Sugar,
50 Barrels Molasses,
50 Boxes Bacon,
200 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Boxes Soap.
100 Packages Soda,
200 Bags Salt.
SPRINGS & BURWELL,
8ept 2,1887. Charlotte, N. C.
Ladies' and Children's Wool Mitts.
Ladies' and Children's Cashmere Gloves.
Ladies' and Children's Leggins.
Ladies' and Misses' Wool How. -.
Misses' and Cbildien's School Sbirls.
Misses' and Children's Toboggan Caps. " ..
Misses' and Children's Jersey Caps at 15 and
Our stock of Underwear for Ladies, Gents and
Children embraces every desirable size, style.
quality and price.
Our Gents' Camels Hair Goods and Ladies'
Jersey Vests are great sellers. See our stock; we
can suit you. ,
We are having a great run on our Misses' Gar'
It pays to investigate our Stock.
T. L. SEIGLE & CO.
Nov. 25, 1887. f .
GUNS! GUNS t
We hare a very large stockwhich will be sold
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Call and examine our stock of Guns and Hard
BROWN, WEDDINGTON & CO.
Nov. 18, 1887. lm
We are going to settle up our old business at
once, and those who are indebted to us must not
be surprised if they find their
Notes and Accounts
In the hands of an officer for collection. Come
right along and save cost
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
Charlotte. Sept 80, 1887. 8m
SEED WHEAT &c. ,
We have just received
1 HO Bushels Red Rust Proof Seed
A WW Wneat,
50 Bushels Red Clover Seed,
60 Bushels Orchard Grass Seed.
. Tbey are the very best
SPRINGS & BURWELL.
Not. 4, 1887. . ,- ; :. .
BABNETT & BETHUNE -
Have received a nice Stock of Fresh Family
Groceries, the Goods being of the choicest kinds,
which they oSer at Retail at lowest market rates
Call and examine our nice assortment of Eat
B4.RNETT & BETHUNE,
Sept 80, 1887, Charlotte, . Q