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THE DEMOCRAT. WM. J. YATES, Editor and Proprietor. CHARLOTTE, N C Friday, March 5, 1880. Superior Court. This is the second week of Mecklenburg Superior Court. Last week was occupied with the Civil J ' t,and this week mostly with the State Docket. -..lh McKoy has pushed business along as fast as he could, considering the decisions of the Supreme Court that lawyers must not be stopped in con suming time in the discussion of "law points" and the examination of witnesses. Considering the crowded Docket of Mecklenburg Superior Court, it would be much better for suitors to compromise their cases or not go to law at all. On Monday last the nero boy, Charley Walker, was tried for setting fire to Wadsworth's stables and other buildings, and convicted. The trial of Gas McKnight, charged with killing Wind Crump, was continued by the defence to next Term. On Tuesday, Z.ke Marshal, colored, was tried for killing PtbT Ilea, colored. It appearing that Marshal acted in self-defence, he was acquitted. Wed in s lay was consumed by the trial of Henry Horn, colored, for breaking into the dwelling house of Mr I). II. Byeily in thi3 city. Horn is the fellow who was captured by Col. 11. M. Oates while trying to break into his house on the same night he broke into Bycrly's Solicitor Mont gomery prosecuted, and John E. Brown and W. W. Flemming defended the prisoner. The case was given to the Jury on Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock, and soon af ter a verdict of guilty was ren dered. The prisoner Horn will, according to the Uw, be sentenced to be hanged, as he ought to be; hut of course an appeal to the Supreme Court will he made to postpone execution. The trial of Gu3 Galloway, colored, charged with killing a new-born child, was begun Thursday morning. Next week is set apart for the trial of Civil C.ises. County Matters. The Board of Commissioners tor Mecklenburg county held meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last, and transacted a good deal of business, the most important of which is noted be low : Capt. S. B. Alexander, State Senator, and the author of the present Mecklenburg lload Law, ap peared before the Board and submitted for their consideration some suggestions for the amendment of the Law, with a view to proposing them at the extra session of the Legislature. The following are the proposed amendments: "(live the appointment of supervisors to Town ship Trustees ; limit the pay of supervisors to 25 ; relieve the Chairman of the Board of County Com missioners by requiring Township Trustees to fur nish the Chairman of the Board of County Com missioners with tax lists of taxable property in road districts and let the delinquent taxpayer be required to work out road tax; that a penalty be fixed on supervisors for failure to discharge their duties." Capt. Alexander also asked the opinion of the Board as to whether any legislation was m-c.ssaiy on the subject of the county convict labor. The Board considered the above matters on Wed nesday, and decided that they are of the opinion that the suggestions, as amendments, would not fully meet the objections generally made to the Jl .ad law, and therefore cannot recommend the amendments as the proper remedy. And the Board also declared that it had no suggestions to make as regards the working of convicts on the public roads. Jail fees for February, amounting to $333 23, were allowed. Also. John A. Young was allowed s-JTi being half costs due him as Clerk of the inferior Court in insolvent State cases. $70.70 was allowed for Post Mortem Examina tions and Coroner's Inquests as follows : Dr. Kell 10 for the examination of the body of Peter Ilea, and Dr. Wilder 30 for the examination of three other dead bodits, during the past month 40; and Coroner Alexander 30.70 for holding inquests total 70.70. 1). M. Fesperman, a school committeeman in Morning Star Township, resigned, and A. J. Hood was appointed in his place. An acre of ground was bought for the site of a school house in district No. 53, which district is in Paw Creek Township. The resignations of J. C. Dowd, supervisor of road district No. 3, and M.M. Wolfe of road dis t iet No. 4, were received and accepted. William Severs was appointed in Mr Dovvd's place, and It. B. Caldwell in Mr Wolfe's. K. D. Brown, supervisor of road district, was paid at the rate of 2 a day, and several other accounts W( re audited. . ia MixKi.ENia-KU Pir.r.ic Schools. We pres-ume that asg-'od Public Schools have been kept up in this County, during the past six months, as in any county in the State, and yet there is 3,928.37 still in the County Treasurer unexpended. That is the show ing by the Treasurer of the School Fund up to the first day of March, 1SS0. The total receipts for the School Fund by the Treasurer for the six months ending 1st d;.y of March, amounted to U,i)32.4l, including 3,983.11 o hand at the beginning of the said six months. . mm mm The e.iior Class of the N. C. University has selected Kcv. II. II. Tucker, D. D., of Atlanta. Ga.. a Baptist Minister, to deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon at Commencement in June next. IIkki ski). In the proceedings of the U. S. Sen ate on the 3d hist., we find this statement: "Mr Carpenter, from the Judiciary Committee, reported adversely on House bill to provide for the appointment of an additional Clerk in the Western Jii'iieial District of North Carolina." The proposition was to have a Clerk authorized for the l S. Court at Charlotte, instead of keeping it under the control of the Clerk of the Court held at Statesville. The Greensboro, Statesville and Asheville Courts each have a separate Clerk, and w hy should not Charlotte have one. New Advertisements. Fine Mill Property for Sale II K. Stewart. Valuable Land for Sale E M Crowell. Flow t-rs for Sale Henry Lanyon, Danville, Va. Medical Notice Robert Gibbon, M. D. Leading Luxuries at Perry's. N. C. Home Insurance Company Thos II Haugh- ton, General Agent. Diess Goods, &c Wittkowsky & Baruch. Spring Goods Alexander fc Harris. Notice against harboring a runaway boy A II GriMith. Fine Tob icco and Cigars at Perry's. Ileport of the First National Bank of Charlotte M P Pegram, Cashier. report of the Commercial National liauk of Char lotteA G Brenizer, Cashier. Democratic State Convention. The State Democratic Executive Committee met in Raleigh on Wednesday last, and appointed the 17th of J une as the time for holding the State Con vention and Raleigh as the place. As the National Convention meets the 22J of June, it seems to be necessary to also hold the Con gressional District Conventions previous to that time, so as to appoint delegates. mm The Legislature, Railroad Sales, &c. A Raleigh correspondent of the Gold3boro Mes senger, referring to the proposed sale of the West ern Road and the meeting of the Legislature, says : "But some new points appear to be evolved, or in process thereof. This agitation presents a new place altogether in our State politics. Likewise, as the doctors say, it is critical. Out of it, with suc cess crowning his banner, the Governor will come strengthened for the struggle at the approaching Convention, but if the proposition is rejected, by any possibility, he is materially damaged if not hopelessly so, say the friends of rival aspirants. And with him, the party itself is badly hurt, both by the resuTt and strain of opposing feelings, and by the objection to called sessions, reaching back to the very days of the war. Something, it is said, depends upon the attitude of the Republicans. True, it would be a funny sight to see them insist upon giving an appropria tion to a hostile section of the State, and for the benefit of people who positively say they don't want it; but prefer a corporation to build their Roads but then it is shrewdly surmised that Re publicans are men after all, and with the passions of the old Adam within them will be gratified to defeat the proposition, and see two antagonistic wings of the Democratic party left to struggle un der domestic difficulty throughout the year's cam paign. What a great sight it will be to see Everett of Forsyth, adjust his golden spectacles at an angle of forty-five degrees, and rise to bring his mighty mind to bear, as Neptune above Algean waves ! Another matter is talked of, and that is the ques tion whether Messrs. Dortch, Scales, Henderson, Richardson and Davidson will take their seats in the Legislature. It will be remembered that the Directors holding seats, resigned as such before, and were reappointed upon the adjournment of the Legislature. But a resignation now would effect nothing, it is said, as they have accepted their last appointments since their election to that body. Outside of any legal bearing of the question, it is contended that as a matter of taste these gentlemen should not represent bth the Road and the people. A member of the Legislature, we are aware, has been decided nit to be an officer. What force there may be in the objection I do not know, but only refer to it as a faithful chronicler of the times. Bertie county, it is supposed, vill not be repre sented, as Mr Etheridire went to Alabama some time ago, with the intent, it is said, to make that State his domicile. The Governor has ordered n election to fill the vacancy caused by Mr Blaisdell's resignation. It is not unlikely if the contest should be at all close, that the status of many members will be sharply scrutinized. Col. Walter Clark is back from Florida, and is being congratulated by many as the father of the agitation to abolish taxation for the Western Rail road. Will he reap the benefit ? That remains to be seen. It will be a new phenomenon in politics if he does." Teleeraph Lines, &c. The conflict between the "Western Union Tele graph Company" and the new Company known as the "American Union Telegraph Company," has already begun in some of the Western States the old, extortionate company getting out aa injunc tion in Colorado against the new company running its wires in certain directions. And we are pleased to see that there is a prospect of having the "American Union" linos run through this State. The AVilmington business men have already taken action to have the new company ex tend its operations to that cit', and the "Review" says that the new company will erect its wires through the Streets of that city in a short period. An. Important Line. That new Railroad from Spartanburg, S. C, to Hendersonville, N. C, called the "Spartanburg & Asheville Railroad," and which connects at Spar tanburg with a Road to Columbia and thence to Charleston, S. C, is the one which now commands the "situation," and we wish it could be brought under the control, entire1', of North Carolina and her Railroad interests. Therefore we hope the Charlotte & Atlanta Air-Line Railroad Company may buy it and control it in the interests of Roads centreing at Charlotte and Salisbury and Wilming ton. If the Air-Line does not control the Spartan burg & Asheville Road, it will soon be owned and managed by those interested in the Port of Charles ton. We are in favor of running Railroads anywhere and cver3rwhere that private capital chooses to build them and we make no complaint about the dancer to North Carolina cities and ports by allow ing the Spartanburg & Asheville Railroad to fall into the hands of the friends of Charleston but we do wish the Air-Line, or the Carolina Central, or theN. C. Railroad, could control that Road. It should be made a feeder to the North Carolina and Carolina Central Roads. In regard to the above mentioned line, the fol lowing paragraph from the Philadelphia Trade Journal of the 7th ult., is important if true: A Guaxd Railiioad Scheme. The last pro posed grand combination is that for the comple tion of an independent and intermediate line of Railroad from the West to the South Atlantic, a line that shall belong to no combination, be free to Cincinnati, St. Louis and Louisville alike, and have at its terminus the finest and most spacious com mercial port on the South Atlantic. This line comprises the Knoxville, Columbia and Charleston line, and the port is Charleston. For some time there had been an inquiry for the lower classes of South Carolina railroad securities, which previously were almost unmarketable. It has just leaked out that a syndicate at New York already owned 40, 000 shares of the capital stock of the South Caro lina Company. The whole number of shares is 53.320, so that the sj'ndicate have far more than a majority. The plan of the syndicate is said to be to put on a fine line of steamships to Charleston, and to make connection with the Cincinnati South ern Railroad by way of Columbia and Asheville, constructing the necessary connecting lines. From Charleston to Cincinnati, by way of Asheville, Knoxville, Caryville and Danville, the distance is six hundred and ninety-four miles, which is more than a hundred miles less than the short line from Cincinnati to Savannah. lloV lilTTIIERFOnD CoUXTY MIGHT GET A Railkoai. Now that the Western N. C. llaihoad will be sold, there will be no use of the convict force that is now at work on that lioad, and we see no reason why the State would not grade the balance of the Carolina Central Railway through Ruther ford county and connect with the Western N. C. Railroad at Clarion, or with the Spar tanburg and Asheville Railroad via Reedy Patch Gap, with a portion of the convicts. We understand that the Carolina Central Railway Company say that they will do every thing else if the Road can be graded, that they are not able to do both. The Road could be built by BiggerstafFs store, (where the people of Rutherford are talk ing of moving their county site,) to Marion, and not have to cross Second Broad River, while on theold survey, the Road is graded ik a;' j u laitherfordton. The people of Rutherford county ought to have their Road completed, and we hope they will soon. Asheville Journal. Badly Fooled. The notorious "Mrs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull" is now in Europe, and decent English people are fooled into the belief that she is a lady of great re spectability in the United States, where she has, for a number of years, been advocating "free-love" doctrines and the violation of marriage vows. Some one in London has sent us a copy of a paper called the "Christian Union," in which we find the following notice of the celebrated Woodhull, show ing that the English are as easily humbugged by a Yankee woman as many Southern people are by Yankee men who sell medicines to cure all ills: "We have with much satisfaction the prospect of the proximate reappearance among us of one of the most remarkably gifted women of the age. Mrs. Victoria Claflin VVoodhull, after a period of over two years absolute rest enjoined on her by her Physicians, owing to the fearful strain she had gone through in advocating her principles n the United States, where she sacrificed health and a consider able fortune to th moral improvement of her fel low creatures, is about to resume her most arduous public duties so far as her partially recovered strength will permit. During this term of enforced repose she has been sought out by the noblest and highest minded men and women of this country, and nothing but their kind and generous sympathy could have enabled her to recover so far from the effects of the fiery persecution and misrepresenta tion heaped upon her by her enemies. Far removed from the arena of that excitement they have been able t form a just and unbiased estimate of the real qualities of this extraordinary woman, and they find in her nothing but the most pure minded, self-denying philanthropy, her sole ambition being the amelioration of the sufferings of her fellow creatures. Before returning to her native land she purposes to put forth to the world some of her writings, and feels that the English people have justly a prior claim to her first publications." You are very welcome to her "first publications" and all her publications if you will keep her and them "over there." Seeing Objects at Long Distances. In re gard to the late publication in the papers about a wonderful invention or discovery of a Mr McTighe of Pittsburg, Pa., as to seeing objects at long dis tances, we can state that Dr. J. F. G. Mittag of Lancaster, S. C, published in the Charlotte Demo crat of March, 1878, a communication claiming the practicability of persons seeing each other at a great distance. The fact seems to be, that Dr. Mittag first announced what could be done, and McTurhe has done it. jdp The Oxford Free Lance is decidedly in favor of abolishing the office of Coroner. As to some of the expense entailed on the County Treasuries the Free Lance says : "Some months since a dead child was found in a well at Henderson. A Coroner's inquest was called, meJical examinations held, and a Jury sworn. Nothing was found out and a bill of $90 was presented to the county for payment." mm jgT In consequence of the persecution of the ChiiKSe in California by Dennis Kearney and his crowd, they are coming East in large quantities. About a thousand went to New York and Philadel phia this week. The Chinese difficulty is going to be troublesome in this country. They work cheaper and can live on lois than either a black man or white, and lay up money besides. dlP Mr J. L. Southern, ex-Sheriff of Greenville county, S. C, killed himself with a pistol shot on Saturday last. He lived near the town of Green ville. Financial embarrassments is reported as the cause of suicide. Suicides are becoming awful ly frequent. wra am Vessels can now go up to Wilmington, N. C, which draw 17 feet 2 inches. That shows that good work has been done on the Bar, and it shows (we are pleased to know) good prospects for Wil mington. Fou the Charlotte Democrat. Mr Editor: "Tax-payer" in your last issue ad vocates the repeal of the Mecklenburg Road Law, and, as a substitute, seems to favor Macadamising the Roads. He sa3s it will cost "$2.50 per square yard if the rock is convenient, and hopes some one will make the calculation." One mile (10 feet wide) will cost fourteen thousand six bundled and sixty six dollars and sixt3r-six cents. There are about 400 miles of public roads in this count", so it will cost something over five millions of dollars if the rock is convenient, but as the rock is not convenient, it will take upwards of a big sight to foot the bill. I am afraid many of the best men in the county would refuse "to vote for Gen. Washington for a third term, if he, or any of his friends, advocated it ;" provided, that "Tax-payer" has no New York syndicate hitched out in the woods, who are anxious and willing to take the public roads off our hands. If he has, "here is my htart and hand." No one will rejoice more than I will, tor it will benefit us in more ways than one. It will give us good roads at somebody else's expense insure the election of Gen. Washington for a third term, and poor Grant will settle down in Mexico, and engage in sheep husbandry. Poll-tax-r a yer. The above correspondent is mistaken in sup posing that our correspondent of last week favored Macadamising the Roads he intimated that the expense would be too great. Bat would it not be better to Macadamise a little each year, and have some portion of the Roads good, than to pile up mud every year and make no permanent improve ment VJ Repl'iilicas" State Convention fou 18S0. Mr C. W. Grar.dy, Chairman, and Mr F. M. Sorrell, Secretary, have issued the following: "The next Republican Stale Convention of North Carolina, for the nomi nation of Governor and other State officers, and Presidential electors at large, will be held at the city tf R ihigh, on Wednesday, July 7, 1S80, at 12 o'clock noon ; and will consist of delegates from each county equal to twice the number of its Representatives in the House branch of the General As sembly." Nearly a year ago we won a meas ure ot dislike in certain quarters by com plaining of Railway Directorships filled by members of the Legislature Xo one pre tends to say, or even intimate, any possi bility of improper or biased action by the members. Rut if the seven Directors of the Western North Carolina Railroad, who are members of the Legislature, were Radical in politics, we should very likely hear numerous complaints as to their sitting in a body called to legislate on a matter affect ing their railway offices. Raleigh Farmer t& Jlechanic. mm- mm Destructive Fire. Last Monday week ao the dwelling and all the out-houses on the premises of Mr Lindsay Ferguson, who lives on Yadkin Valley, in Wilkes county, were destroyed by fire. The smoke house first caught from the fire used in smoking meat, and the wind being high the flames were soon communicated to the dwelling and other out-houses all of which, with their contents, were burned to the ground. The dwelling was new, and was a large and comfortable house. Mr Ferguson was from home at the Ums. We have not been able to learn the quantity of meat and other provisions destroyed, but the loss was a heavy one no insurance. Lenoir Topic. Local Matters. tW The Rev. A. W. Miller, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, has been in feeble health for two or three weeks past, so much so that he has not filled his pulpit for the two past Sundays. All our citizens sincerely hope that he may soon be restored to perfect health. Judge Schenck is now in the City, on his way to open Courts in the Mountain Circuit, be ginning at Asheville. IW A National Bank Examiner was along this week. Wonder if such Government men know much about banking? Sometimes they d and sometimes they don't. IW The Rudisill Gold Mine, in the suburbs of this city, has been sold to a Northern Company. It has been worked, for two or three years past, by our own home capitalists It is an old Mint of 40 or 50 years working, but is said to be one of the best in the country. The Gold Mines in this vi cinity and section are attracting large attention from Northern capitalists tST There has been a much larger number of horses and mules brought to this market this year, and driven through here, than ever before known. And the tame inaj' be said of beef cattle. ' Stock" has been abundant, but prices stiff. tip" The new coat of paint on the Merchants & Farmers' Bank building improves its appearance very much, and so does the improvements on Mr James II. Henderson's store house. J3 There has been a large number of m rckants and others from neighboring Towns and Counties in the City this week, besides a large attendance upon the Superior Court. The Hotels and Board ing Houses have no doubt done well, and also all other business. This is a "&'re" community gen erally. tW They have not worked on the Pump in front of the Court House for several day- past. Ain't that news? A Home Artist. We are pleased to see that Mr Arthur L. Butt, of this city, has met .with great success in the Cities and Towns of this State wher ever he has exhibited his "Revelation" paintings. The generous Editors in Wilmington, Raleigh, Goldsboro and Newberu, (where he has been,) have helped him muchly. He sustains a first-rate char acter here, and no one need be afraid to recommend him to public favor. The Board of Aldermen have repealed their late Ordinance in regard to Sanitary regulations and authorizing a city scavenger, and re-adopted the old law and plan of getting premises cleaned up. Mr Thos. A. Kendrick was appointed Sani tary Policeman, who made a good officer last Summer. Bradshaw & Co's Sewing Machine Office has been removed to the Room over W. E. Shaw & Co's Saddle and Harness Shop. 3f Perry has been selling Strawberries this week, brought from the South. If there is not colder weather soon, strawberries about here will ripen. On Wednesday Mr Perry sold 32 quarts in two hours at 50 cents per quart. ZW Mr D. F. Welborn is now delivering a Book (the "Footprints of Time") to subscribers in this county, and will finish his work about the 20th inst. Those who fail to get the Book can call at Hale & Farrior's Jewelry Store. Gaston County. The following are the Jurors drawn for the Spring Term of Su perior Court: E P Cloninger, J L Stowe, W D Dameron, J W Kendrick, C C Mc Ginnas, II P McArver, J Reid Gaston, J A F Aderholt, James PBrison, John Craw ford, John B Pursely, Thos C Johnston, Jacob Jenkins, J W Gamble, John G Lewis, Frederick Carpenter, Jr, A Roseman, S M Wilson, Craig Mcintosh, J D Underwood, J A Torrence, Mc Bradly, R M Carpenter, Jas M Craig, J P Neagle, Henry Setzer, J W Reid, D A Harrison, E S Costner, T G Falls, C Q Petty, William Falls, Sr., Aaron Jenkins, W M Robinson, C L Gattis, J L Ragan. mm mmm tT The negro, Harrison Crow, who was tried last week at Lancaster, S. C, for burning Mr D. C. Wolfe's barn, was con victed and sentenced to the Penitentiary for life. Lancaster Ledger. Expense of the W. N. C. Railroad. In the discussion of the proposed sale of the Western N. C. Railroad, these facts should be kept constantly before the people, viz : That under the laws at present in force the State is required to furnish annually, for interest on the mortgage bonds under the Act of 1875, the sum of $59,500; for the purchase of iron and material for the con struction of the Road the sum of $70,000 ; and for the maintenance of the convicts em ployed upon the work, about $45,000. These sums, aggregating $174,500 each year, are raised by taxation of course, and there is at present a deficit in the Treasury of the State of over $200,000. It is aston ishing that very few persons, even among men ordinarily well-informed, were aware of these facts until the discussion of this matter brought them prominently into no tice ; and even now it is difficult for some to realize that they have been and are bear ing an annual burden by way of taxation of twelve cents upon every hundred dollars worth of property in aid of the construc tion of this Railroad. Raleigh News. CHARLOTTE MARKET, March 4, 1880. Cotton market steady. Good Middling 12, Middling 12, Low Middling Vt. Not much offering. Corn and Meal in demand at 73 to 75. Small lots from wagons would probably bring a few cents more. Peas 75 ; Oats 55 to 57. Flour, per sack, $3.50 to $4 from wagons. No Wheat offering. Irish Potatoes, for planting, $2.50 per barrel. Fresh Pork, by the hog, 6 ; Beef, from wagons 4 to 6 by the quarter. Beeswax 20 to 22, in de mand. Fresh Butter 20; Eggs 10 to 11; Chickens 15 to 20. Corn Whiskey, by the barrel, from wagons $1.25; Apple Brandy $1.40 to $1.50. Other Markets. NEW YORK, March 4, 1880. Cotton firm Middling 13U, Low Middling 12.13-16. LIVERPOOL, March 4, 1880. Market steady and firm at 7.5-16 pence for j Middling Uplands. State Chemist. There was a called meeting of the Board of Agriculture at th Governor's office last Tuesday for the pur pose of electing a State Chemist to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of ur. j. n. leaouz. ur. unester A. Uoess man of Amherst College, Mass., was chosen unanimously. Dr. Goessman is about 40 5 ears of age, and is now Professor of Chemistry in the Massachusetts Agricul tural College and State Inspector of Fer tilizers. Raleigh Nevss. In the Field. Maj. W. A. Graham of Lincoln county, was in town this week, and we learu that his name will go before the coming Congressional nominating Conven tion of this the sixth district. Ntxcton En terprise. mm t-mmm Ocean freight rates have hardly ever been so low as for the past two months. Large quantities of grain have been taken from New York to Liverpool at a rate about equaling twelve cents per hundred pounds, while the Railroads receive forty cents per hundred pounds from Chicago toNew York. Ten Steamers failed from New York on last Saturday for Europe, all heavily loaded. There were 360 tons ot fresh meat and 149 head of cattle shipped to Liverpool; 50 bullocks and 2,200 quarters of fresh meat and 600 carcasses of sheep to Glasgow ; 100 head of cattle to Cardiff; 70 head to Hull, and 90 mules and 100 head of cattle to London. 'mm in Mr Spaugh and his wife, from Salem, N. C, moved to Missouri in 1876, and, after spending four years there, concluded to .re turn to North Carolina, and started on foot and walked the whole distance, which is about 5,000 miles. Winston Leader. Probably a Blackmailing Suit. Wash ington, March 2. Suit was entered in the District Supreme Court to-day against Senator Hill of Georgia. He is charged with seduction in 1877 at Atlanta, Ga. Damages were laid at $10,000. The com plainant is Jessie Raymond. MARRIED. In this county, Mallard Creek Township, by B. H. Garrison, Esq., on the 19th ult .Mr J. L. Deaton and Miss Ida Auten, daughter of Mr I. W. Auten. In Cabarrus county, on the 19th ult., at the resi dence of Mr Ezekiel Riley, by Rev. J. E. Pressly, Mr Daniel Fisher and Miss Margaret A. Goodnight. Near Pittsboro, on the 26th ult , Mr U. J. Shaw of Raleigh, and Miss Addie Poe, formerly of Fay etteville. In Salem, on the 19th ult., Mr Geo. H. Rights, local editor of the Winston Sentinel, and Miss Emma Jones. In Wilson, at the residence of the bride's father, H. G. Williams, Esq., on the 18th ult., Mr J. R. Allen and Miss Mamie B. Williams. DIED. In Lincoln county, suddenly, on the 24th ult., Mrs Rosana E., wife of Mr J. H. Rhodes, aged about 41 years. In Water Valley, Miss., on the 10th ult., of appo plexy, Mr William A. Cook, a former resident of Charlotte, aged 58 years. In Newbern, on the 26th ult., Mrs. Susan S., wife of Dr. J. A. Guian, aged. 57 years a good woman. Leading Luxuries of Charlotte. PERRY'S Boquet Cigars, (the best 5 cent Cigar in America, the Rich man's Luxury the Poor man's Solace the Traveler's Favorite. Rex Bananas, Triple Size, five cents each. Ordinary Bananas, 3 for 10 cents. PERRY'S Caramels, the greatest luxury ia the Candy line. "Walnut Cream Chocolate, something new very nice. Finest Fruits, choicest Candies, cheapest Toys, best Cigars and Tobacco, can always be found At PERRY'S. SPECIAL Try my 10 cents TOBACCO. March 5, 1880. Just Received A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF ORIENTAL DRESS GOODS, Lace Striped Buntine:, Ruchines, Jet Fringes, LACE TIES, FICHUS, And another large assortment of Ladies' and Children's Straw Hats, Bonnets, Feathers, Tips in all the Spring and Summer shades. At WITTKOWSKY & BARUCII'S. March 5, 1880. GONE NORTH. Our Mr. ALEXANDER has gone North and will purchase for us a handsome stock of Spring and Summer Goods. We want everybody to call and see us this 8pring. ALEXANDER & HARRIS. March 5, 1880. Flowers ! Flo W6rs ! ! One dozen of the following named Flowering Plants will be sent for one dollar, with Plants ad ded to cover freight charges : Abutilons, Achiranthus, Asclepias, Begonias, Canna InJica, Cobeus, Citronalis, Cestrum, Cissus Lucitaneca, Chorozema, Chrysanthemums, Crassula Cordata, Cuphea (Cigar Plant), Dusty Miller. Eupa torium, Ecbeverias, Fuchsias, Feverfus, Geraniums (Zoneale) all colors, double and single ; Geraniums (scented). Heliotrope, Hibiscus, Jessamine (Catalo nian), Klenia, Lantanas, Madeira Vines, Nierum bergia, Pelargoniums, Pansies, Peri3trophe, Petu nias (double and single), Pinks, Pilea, Scarlet Sage, Stevia, Tuberose, Verbenas, Violets (double). Wax Plant, Roses. Address HENRY LANYON, March 5, 1830. 3m Danville, Va. FIRE! FIRE!! Insure your Dwelling, Furniture, Barn, Stable, Live Stock, Store, Merchandise, Mill, or other pro perty, in the old reliable and prompt paying N. C. Home Insurance Company. Losses promptly adjusted and paid. Be wise and protect yourself in time against loss by fire. THOS. H. HAUGHTON, General Agent, Office opposite the Post Office, on Trycn Street, March 5, 1880. Charlotte, N. C. Runaway From A. H. Grifflm, JAMES BIRD, abound boy, 17 years old. This is to warn all persons from hiring or harborine him, as the penalties of the law will be strictly enforced against them. A. II. GRIFFITH. March 5, 1877. 2w t3T I make a specialty of Guns and supplies for sportsmen, Pistols, &c WALTER BREM, Feb. 20, 1880. Agent Valuable Mill Property for Sale. I wish to sell my Mill property known as "Stewart's Mills," Similes South of Charlotte, in 8haron Township. The Mills consist of Flour, Corn and Saw, together with a good Cotton Gin all run by never failing water-power. Sufficient Land will be sold with the Mills if desired. For further particulars address me at Charlotte or call at the Store of K. M. White. H. K. STEWART. March 5, 1SS0. tf Valuable Land for Sale. I will sell my FARM, containing 147 Acres some 85 Acreg of which is fine River . and Creek bottom, and 45 Acres of good upland with large frame Dwelling and all necessary out-buildings m good repair, situated on the Eastern bank of the Catawba River, 11 miles West of Charlotte, within 5 miles of the Air-Line Railroad, in the Steel Creek neighborhood, convenient to Churches, School Houses, Mills, &c Call on the premises or address . E. M. CROWELL, Mch 5, 18S0 6wpd. Charlotte, N. C, Box 20. ROBERT GIBBON, M. D CHARLOTTE, N. C, , Office corner 5th and Tryn Streets,) Tenders his professional services to the public, as a practical Surgeon. Will advise, treat or operate in all the different departments of Surgery. Patients from a distance, -when necessary, will be furnished comfortable quarters, and experienced nurses, at reasonable rates. Address Lock Box No. 83. March 5, 1880. y Report of the Condition of the Commercial National Bank at Charlotte in the State of North Carolina, at the close of business, February 2 Is, 1880; RESOURCES. Loans and discounts, $181,684 80 Overdrafts 13,086 57 U. S. Bonds to secure circulation, 175,000 00 Other stocks, bonds, and mortgages, 16,158 50 Due from approved reserved agents, 88,573 76 Due from other National Banks, - 23,284 03 Due from State Banks and Bankers, 2,721 63 Real estate, furniture and fixtures, 82,935 39 Current expenses and taxes paid, , . 1,731 81 Premiums paid, 9,500 00 Checks and other cosh items. 11 92 Bills of other Banks, ... 17,316 00 Fractional currency (including nickels) 56 94 Specie, 9,641 00 Redemption Fund with U. S. Treasurer, 5 per cent of circulation, 7,875 00 Total, $529,577 45 $175,000 00 17,000 00 8,508 93 157,500 00 104 00 123,517 00 3,813 30 36,112 53 461 39 7,560 24 $529,577 45 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in, Surplus Fund, - - -Undivided profits, ... National Bank Notes outstanding, Dividends unpaid, ... Individual deposits subject to check, Demand certificates of deposit, Time certificates of deposit, Cashier's checks outstanding. Due to other National Banks, Total, State of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg. I, A. G. Brenizer, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. A. G. BRENIZER, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of March, 1880. JNO. M. SHELLY, Notary Public. Correct Attest J. S. Spencer, Jos. McLaughlin, ilin, VDi irectors. March 5, 1880. R. M. Miller, Report of the Condition of The First National Bank of Charlotte, at Charlotte, in the State of North Carolina, at the close of business February 21, 1880 : RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts, ... $576,134 Dd Overdrafts, 9,148 10 U. S. Bonds to secure Circulation, 350,000 00 ' Other Stocks, Bonds and Mortgages. 198,947 75 Due from approved reserve agents, 48.962 44 Due from other National Banks, 12.578 26 Due from State Banks and Bankers, 7,407 97 Real Estate, Furniture and Fixtures, 37,067 97 Current expenses and taxes paid, 4,310 49 Premiums paid, .... 18,125 00 Bills of other National Banks, 3,334 00 Fractional Currency (including nickels), 130 31 Specie, - 38,770 00 Legal Tender Notes, - - . 25,000 00 Redemption Fund with U. S. Treasurer, 5 per cent of circulation, - 15,748 00 $1,345,605 23 $400,000 00 76,000 00 7,721 93 315.000 00 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in, - - Surplus Fund, Undivided Profits, National Bank Notes outstanding, Dividends unpaid. - - - -Individual Deposits subject to check, Time Certificates of Deposit, Cashier's Checks outstanding, Due to other National Banks, Due to State Banks and Bankers, 344 00 253,543 96 287,814 27 . 290 90 3,071 69 2,373 51 $1,343,665 25 State of North Carolina, County of Mecklenburg. I, M. P. Pegram, Cashier of the above-named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. M. P. PEGRAM, Cashier Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 2d of March, 1880. JOHN F. ORIi. Notary Public. Correct Attest R. Y. McAden, 1 W. R. Myers, Directors. 3Ich. 5, 1880. J. L. Brown, ) Humphrey's Homeopathic Medicines, and all of the most popular Patent Med' icines, to be found at DR. SMITH'S DRUG STORE. Just Received, A large lot of Chickens, Docks and Geese, and the finest pure blood BRONZE TURKEYS in the" State. 8. M. HOWELL. Feb. 27, 1880. Pay Up ! Fay TJp ! ! We respectfully and earnestly request those who are owing us by Note or Account to come in and settle BARRINGER & TROTTER. Feb. 6, 1880. Clover and Grass SeecL 100 Bushels Clover Seed. 50 Bushels Orchard Grass Seed. In good order and warranted fresh. Just re- ceived by WILSON & BUR WELL. Eureka Fertilizer. I am Agent for the celebrated Eureka Soluble Fertilizer. It has given the best satisfaction of any Fertilizer in the market. Price has been reduced. I refer you to R D. Whitley, R. L McDowell, W. B. Harry, J. A. Wilson and to every one who Las used it aa to its qualities. WALTER BREM, Agent Feb. 20, 1880. WILSON & Wholesale BUBWELL, and Retail Druggists, Trade Street, Ciiaelotts, K. & August 16, 1878.