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t&kc (SLlvcivIoUe emocml, (SHatloUe, 31.. IT " 1 11 If If- 'If 1:1 Mr ill: Hi Hi f Kit ! ! ( I- I f rl.. r t i:l LI mi t. : It' HIT k; L.-f r1l r AGRICULTURAL. Farmer's Gardens. To avoid all objections that may be made to a kitchen garden, we wish to suggest that it be located in the field, and be culti vated field fashion, plowed as for all other field crops, planted in long rows, and culti vated by horse power. No fence is neces sary. In fact a fence around a garden is a nuisance, occupying uselessly good land, impeding the facilities for labor, and iur nishing a refuge for weeds. Besides, the garden should not occupy, continuously for a series of years, the same site. It is a great deal better that its location should be chang ed occasionally, so as to secure a fresh soil. By a judicious use of a variety of manures the old garden may be kept productive, but it requires more skill, and a greater outlay, than most farmers are willing to bestow upon it to keep a garden up to the highest point of productiveness for a score of years. The asparagus bed must have a fixed habi tation, and some of the small fruits usually cultivated in the garden, such as currants, &c., are not easily changed. The asparagus bed we should keep on the same spot indef initely, for the shoots from an old bed we have found, under proper culture, to be more vigorous than from a new one. The smaller fruits might possibly, under the same treatment, continue to thrive indefin itely. So far as our observation goes, it is more profitable to renew the roots and oc casionally change the site of the fruits. And as ior melons and vines of all kinds, potatoes, beets, etc., everybody knows that they flourish best on fresh sod. With no fence around the garden, its site may as easily be changed as the site of any field crop. There is work to be done in the garden, even under the best system of culture, but with the garden in the centre of a field, or with a border of turf between it and the boundary lence of the field, most of the work can be done by horse power, and at quarter of the expense of the old mode of hand culture and we are confident that if farmers will try this mode of gardening, their prejudices against horticulture will be dissipated, as is the dew in the morning sun. Improvement of the Quality of Cotton. The South's cotton production is now as suming proportions which few deemed pos sible under the conditions attended on free labor. But it is not to the quantity alone that we should look in the production of cotton ; quality is also a consideration oi the very first importance. A little more at tention to details that, in themselves, seem unimportant will produce a vast and healthy change in this regard. With respect to cottons that are sold on their class alone, the main considerations are color, freedom from leaf and ginning. If cotton is stained its class is lowered, as a rule, fully one grade. High class cottons must be as free as possible from leaf, and, especially, the "fancy" grades. Many country buyers purchase cotton that classes very high, but is somewhat leafy, and are very much surprised and dissatisfied at not obtaining "fancy" prices. Bad ginning does much harm to good cottons, as it makes them "wasty" and generally unde sirable. Nothing detracts more from the "style" of cotton than defective ginning, and one insensibly classes "gin-cut" cottons down on account of their ragged appear ance. When it comes to extra staple careful handling is absolutely essential. It is also of vital importance that the seed be care fully watched and selected each year, to prevent mixture. It is no uncommon thing to find bales that contain two or three kinds of staple, and, as if the producer had not been content to let bad enough alone, badly ginned besides. The sample of such a bale presents to a connoisieur of cotton just the appearance of a head of hair that has suffered mutilation at the hands of an unskillful barber. In ginning staple cot ton, and particularly, "extra staple" kinds, the gin should be run much more slowly than when handling short staple. Many planters neglect their gins, and are careless in their ginning for which they pay a pen alty ranging from two and a half to ten dollars per bale. The lint room of a gin should be kept clean ; otherwise the cotton, baled up, will have a dingy and dusty ap pearance, and "gin-falls" will be distributed in layers that often make rebaling neces eary. Sometimes, too the roof of the gin house is allowed to leak, and the planter is highly indignant when his factor, soon after, informs him that his cotton has been re jected as "water-packed." "Water-packing" is oftener the result of carelessness than of bad faith, and the same remark will ap ply to "mixed" cotton. N. O. Times. A Shiftless Farmer. So long as it pays to have a suit of clothes to wear, or a meal of victuals to eat, farm ing pays ; and when I hear so many farmers (it they deserve the name of farmers) com plain that it does not pay, I think there is something wrong somewhere. Not long since I called upon a gentleman who claims to be a farmer. As he has lived on the same farm for over forty years he ought to be one if he is not. On going in to his barn I found half a dozen native cows. I asked him how his cows thrived. "Oh ! very well; they are all I have to depend on, and if it was not for them I could not get a cent irom ray farm." I asked him why he did not keep more cows? He said that was all he could keep with what other stock he had. So, of course, I wanted to see his other stock, supposing he had some young stock; but instead of that I found three old horses and a yoke of oxen. There was evidently something wrong here, and I could not help remarking to him, that, as his farm was suitable for a horse team, if he would dispose of the lot, and get two good horses, they would do all of his work, and he would save keeping enough for four more cows than he was now keeping, there by adding over 1200 yearly to his income. Then we looked into the barn cellar, where he kept his hogs. There were two of them about fifteen months old, and they would dress about two hundred and fifty pounds each. He said it did not pay to raise pork. "Confounded hogs 1" said he, "they root so much they cant grow any," and so saying he threw a stick at one of them that was in the act of rooting up a large stone from the bottom ot the cellar. Exchange, Fixing the Soil. I believe one of our greatest mistakes in farm business is made in our undue haste when sowing and cultivating our crops. We are in so much hurry to get the seed into the ground that we do not take time to properly fit the soil for its reception. We plough the land, run a pulverizer or harrow over it once, sow or plant the seed, and cover it as quickly as possible. Some times we do not do as much as this. I have known a man to plough heavy land for oats, and sow the seed on the furrows. Of course the surface was very rough and broken nothing but a succession of ridges and hollows and large clods utterly unfit to receive the seed. But the farmer was in a hurry and could not stop to harrow the land before sowing. Planting is very often done on land that is not half fitted. And, as it would be natural to expect, a man who is in too much hurry to get his land in good order to plant is generally in too great haste to thoroughly cultivate the growing crop. He runs the cultivator or horsehoe between the rows once or twice during the season, and thinks this is all that he can afford to do. But here he makes a great mistake one of the greatest mistakes which he can make in his whole business. By this course he greatly diminishes his crops and reduces his profits, for the profit o( farm crops lies in a large yield per acre. A small yield only pays expense. And it is the haste with which the land is prepar ed and the neglect which the crop receives which occasions the low yields of which so many farmers complain, and which bars the way to success in their business. I am con vinced, both by experience and observa tion, that it is useless to run over our land. We ought not to plant more than we can cultivate thoroughly. Less planting and more cultivation would be a good motto for the average farmer. The soil contains many of the elements of plant food, but it must be pulverized before the crop can readily obtain them. The finer we make the soil, the nicer the bed in which to put the seed, the easier and faster the plants can obtain their food. This is a principal of which we have been slow to take the advantage, but one which we ought to understand and ap ply. It certainly lies at the very founda tion of economical and successful cultiva tion. Practical Farmer. Double Crop Farming. North Caro lina, undoubtedly, possesses great agricul tural advantages, but it is a lamentable fact that our farmers do not appreciate them. One advantage, and a very important one, is, that we can raise two full crops in one year from the same ground. The North and North-west can raise but one. This advantage we surely ought to turn to hc count. Instead of the North and West sup plying us, we should. supply them. This is no idle fancy, but a truth which enterprise and energy will some day make a fact. N. C. Farmer. NOTICE, I have the Agency for Lister Bros. AmmoniaJed Dissolved Bone Phosphate Guano. Farmers desir ing to use a good Fertilizer will find it to their in terest to call and see me. I also have on hand a large lot of Seed Oats, Corn, Fodder, Hay, Shucks, Bran and Mill Stuff of every kind, that I am selling at lowest market rates. JOHN VANLANDINGHAM, Cotton Buyer and General Commission Merchant, In Sanders & Blackwood's Building, North College St., Charlotte, N. C. Feb. G, 1880. The Original "SMITH'S SHOE STORE" RE-ESTABLISHED. I have opened at the SMITH BUILDING, on Trade Street, a Fuxi, Line of BOOTS AND SHOES AND FANCY GROCERIES. I will be pleased to have you come and see. me, and will promise to do in the future as I have done in the past, sell you Boots and Shoes at lowest prices. Having connected Fancy Groceries with Boots and Shoes, I feel sure you will not loose anj thing by giving me a call. Always happy and ready to show you any Goods in my line. W. M. SMITH, Agent, Formerly of Smith & Forbes. 3m Feb. 13, 1880. TO THE LADIES. I have just received another nice lot of Fancv Groceries, such as Okra and Tomatoes in Cans (for soup), nutlalo 'tongues, Breakfast Bacon, Mince Meat, Apple Butter, Sardines in Tomatoes, the nicest Honey iu market and Mushrooms. H. T. BUTLER, Agent, Old Post Office. Feb. G, 18S0. CLOTHING! Fine Clothing!! Nice Clothing!!! L. BERW ANGER & BRO. are now receiving as nice a lot of Clothing as was ever offered in the Charlotte market, and Gentlemen, Youths and Boys can be supplied with anything they need in the shape of wearing apparel. The substantial gentlemen of Charlotte will testi fy that we keep the best of Clothing at reasonable prices. L. BERWANGER & BRO. Jan. 1, 18S0. REMOVAL. My old friends and customers will please take notice that I have removed all my stock of BOOTS and SHOES, acknowledged to be among the best in the State, to the elegant Store Room, next door to Wittkowsky & Baruch, on Trade Street. Feb. 6, 1880. J. MOYER. Confectioneries, Groceries, &c. J. M. CROWELL, (Opposite Vie rost Office and BurucU & Springs,) Keeps a good assortment of Candies, C; ackers. s runs, annea uooas, ana a Stock of nice Family Groceries, Such as Sugar, Cheese, Flour, Coffee, Tea, Spices, and anything in the way of family supplies. ALSO, Cigars, Smoking Tobacco, Chewing To bacco, Snuff, &c. I hope those needing anything in mv line will give me a call, and I will try to please t.in. J. M. CROWELL, Jan. 23, 1880 tf Opposite Post Office. Carpenter & Blacksmith's Tools. I have a full Stock of Carpenter and Blacksmith's Tools, of the best make, on hand, and guarantee prices as low as any other house in Charlotte. WALTER BREM, Agent. Corned Beef. Make a brine as follows: To one hundred pounds of beef take four gallons of water, six pounds of salt, two pounds of sugar, half pound soda, two ounces saltpetre, and six red peppers ; let come to a boil, skim, and set away to cool. Pack meat in a wooden vessel or large stone jug, and when the brine is cold, pour over it, and put a weight on to keep it under the brine. This is also an excellent recipe for curing beef to dry. SPRING GOODS. First Arrival. We have this day received the first installment of our SPRING STOCK ; also, beautiful and en tirely new styles of Table Damasks and Doyles, Also, another case of those CHEAP DRESS GOODS, At 10 cents per yard, So highly spoken of by our customers. Ladies please call and inspect. Yours truly, WITTKOWSKY & BARUCH. Feb. 20, 1880. N E W SPRING PRINTS, Just received at BARRINGER & TROTTER'S. ALSO, a splendid line of GEORGIA COT TONADES, which we will sell at reasonable prices. Call and see them. BARRINGER & TROTTER Feb. 20, 1880. BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, &c, AT PEG R AM'S, First National Bank Building, Tryon Street. STOCK COMPLETED! Our Fall Stock of Boots, Shoes, Hats and Trunks Is now complete. We are determined to sustain our former reputation for selling the best brands of Goods, which every sensible person knows is the cheapest in the end. Please call and see us before buying. We will deal fairly and honestly with you. PEG RAM & CO. October 17, 18T0. SPENCER & ALLEN, Wholesale Grocers, AND Commission Merchants, Corner Trade and College Streets, Charlotte, N. C, Invite the attention of Wholesale Bu3'ers to their complete STOCK OF GROCERIES, Whch they offer at lowest Wholesale prices. Consignments solicited and prompt returns made. SPENCER & ALLEN. Jan. 9, 1880 Just Received. A full line of all grades of ready-made LADIES' UNDERWEAR From the Manufacturers, and will be sold for cash at New York prices. Another , Lot of those FINE CLOAKS at the same low price. New Style Trimmed Felt WALKING HATS, Black and Brown. 25 of those $1 CORSETS left, at CO cents, at' MRS. P. QUERY'S. Nov. 14, 1879. The Rising Sun. "Science is systemized knowledge ; an expert is one who can see all sides of a subject ; a non-expert may see one side out of many." It is said that the Great Dragon is to pass the Great Pyramid of Cheops in 1881, but it turns out that it will be the star Alpha Ursae Minor, the present pole star, that will make the pass, but not till twenty-cne thousand more years have passed ; when the said Alpha will appear on the North side of the-Pyramid and look square down the four foot square hole which reaches 300 fuet below the base, the whole opening is directed as a huge telescope. We will not wait, but will take a chance at the Rising Sun, Opposite the old Market House, on Trade Street, where C. S. HOLTON has a large stock of Gro ceries, Confectioneries, &c. Confectioneries. All kinds of Fresh Crackers, not subject to a cor poration edict, but go off well, being strictly Or thodox; Candies, Pure Candies, Nuts, Fruit. Kaisins, Fresh Bread, Cakes and Pies, &c, &c, al ways on hand. Groceries, Coffees, Sugars, Tea, Molasses, Rice, Canned Meats and Fish, Flour, Canned Fiuit, Sardines, Cigars and Tobacco, with a full store. Anything in the above hues can be furnished to all at low prices. Thanks for past favors. C. S. HOLTON. De 12, 1879. TAR HEELS Should all try the "Tar Heel" Smoking Tobacco, not only the cheapest, but the best. Sold in Char lotte at PERRY'S, opposite Central Hotel. He also sells good Chewing Tobacco, Three pounds for one dollar; extra quality at 40, 50 and 60 cents per pound, and very fine at 65, 70 and 75 cents per pound. No farmer should get his supplies without call ing on him. French Candies, Twenty-five cents per pound. Choicest FRUITS and every luxury, best quality and lowest prices at Oct. 24, 1879. PERRY'S. copyrighted. Entered according to act of Congress, Dec. 14th, 1878, by Wilson & Burwell, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. - Q, r j J g ' EMPIRE COMPOST. We would call the attention of farmers to the fact that we sell, and have now on hand, the Chem icals for making Harris' Empire Compost, which has been tried in this section for a number of years, and many farmers will testify to its value, and their entire satisfaction in using it. For Cotton it has no superior, and is the cheapest article ever offered, and parties purchasing it can rely upon getting something free from adulteration and in all respects reliable. For price of ingredients, apply to WILSON & BURWELL, Sole Proprietors, Charlotte, N. C. Jan. 23, 1880. ESP" Ready Mixed Paint, all col ors, in Gallon and 1 Gallon Cans. WILSON & BURWELL, J an. 30, 1880. Sole A gents. Potatoes, Molasses, &c. Q Kf BARRELS NEW YORK STATE IRISH fJKJKJ potatoes 2 Car loads New Orleans Molasses. Also, Flour, Corn and Meal, very cheap. Farmers and Merchants will An w11 tn rail hp. fore buying elsewhere. LeROY DAVIDSON. Jan. 30, 18S0. THE CHINA PALACE OF JOHN BROOKFIELD & CO., China Dinner and Tea Sets, Bohemian Vases and Toilet Sets, China Motto Cups and Saucers and Mugs, Lava Smoking Sets, Boxes. Busts, &c, Fancy Wine and Liquor Sets, Dolls, fine selection of Irides coat Glas3. Silver and Silver Plated Ware In great variety. Fancy Work Stands, Boxes and Baskets, Chinese and Japanese Fancy Goods, Parian Marble Busts, etc. ; Alarm, Parlor and Sti ik ing Clocks, Brackets, Frames, Wall-Pockets, Baby Carriages and Wagons, etc., etc. Come and see us and we will give you bargains. Wholesale Buyers Will da well to call. We have on hand a full Stock of Crockery, Glassware, Lamp Goods, Tiu ware, etc. Fancy Goods at Wholesale. Orders by mail promptly executed. Very respectfully, JOHN BROOKFIELD & CO., Dec. 19, 1879. Trade Street. Fertilizers at Matthew's Depot. We have on hand and to arrive 75 Ton3 Preston's Amoniated Bone Phosphate; also, to arrive 75 Tons Preston's Acid Phosphate. We can supply all our friends with this popular Fertilizer as low as any other standard article is sold in the market. Re serve your orders or consult us before buying. j. Mclaughlin & co. Dec. 5, 189. Irish Potatoes. KfV BARRELS NORTHERN IRISH POTA--'v-' tot s "Early Rose" and "Early Goodrich at - j. Mclaughlin & ccs. Jan. 30, 1880. Clover Seed. A lot Northern Red Clover Seed, at j. Mclaughlin & co's. Jan. 30, 1880. To Housekeepers. You will do well to examine my stock of Groceries and Hardware. I have just received a fine lot of Sugars, Coffees, Syrups, Hams, Lard, and Canned Goods of all kinds. Don't forget my 5 Cent Counter. Cash for all Goods. H. T. BUTLER, Agent. Dec. 19, 1879. Another lot of those cheap -Cigars just to hand at $1.50 per box, bottom price, at DR. SMITH'S DRUG STORE. HARRISON WATTS, COTTON BUYER, Corner Trade and College Sts.y up Stairs, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Oct. 24, 1879 ly A. A. GASTON, DEALER IN Stoves, Tin-Ware And House Furnishing Goods, CHARLOTTE, N. C. He keeps the largest stock of Stoves and Tin Ware ever offered in this market. $100 reward will be paid to any party that ever sold a larger or heavier Stove than the "Barley Sheaf." I have sold the "Barley Sheaf " for eleven years. Call at my Store under Central Hotel building, and examine my stock. Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware manufactured to order, and all Repairing promptly executed. A. A. GASTON. Feb. 1 , 1878. 1880. BURWELL & SPRINGS Offer GROCERIES to the Wholesale and Retail Trade. 700 Barrels Flour, all grades, 150 Bags Coffee, Rio, Java and Laguayer, 50 Boxes C. R. Sides Bacon, 200 Tierces, Tubs and Buckets Lard, 100 Barrels N. O. Molasses, 100 i Barrels N. O. Molasses, 100 U Barrels N. O. Molasses, 50 Barrels Cuba Molasses, 150 Cases Canned Goods, 1,000 Bundles Arrow Ties, 400 Bushels Meal. We would again call the attention of the Whole sale as well as the Retail lrade to our large and well selected Stock of Groceries. Feeling confi dent that we can make it to your interest we re spectfully invite all to call and examine our Stock before purchasing. All orders shall have our prompt attention, and will be filled at the lowest market prices. Goods warranted as represented. Jan. 9, 1880. BURWELL & SPRINGS. NEW BUGGIES. At my Shop in the rear of Wadsworth's Stables, l have a tew nice new uuggies lor sale at low rates, I also make and repair Wagons, Buggies, Car riages, &c., and do all sorts of work in my line. Give me a call. W. S. WE A RN, In rear of Wadsworth's Livery Stables Aug. 31, 1877. PHOTOGRAPHS At greatly Reduced Prices. Photographs of a superior quality can be had at half the usual price by calling on H. BAUMGAR TEN, over Nisbet & Bro's Store. FRAMES for Pictures of any size, at very low figures, furnished at short notice. H. BAUMGARTEN, Over Nisbet & Bro.'w Store. April 12, 1878. A. BETHUNE, Practical Tailor, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Shop three doors above the Commercial National Bank, opposite the old Mecklenburg Bank building. New work made to order, and repairing dne at short notice. Terms, cash. Jan. 4, 1878. TAILORING. John Vogel, Practical Tailor, Respectfully informs the citizens of Charlotte and surrounding country, that he is prepared to manu facture gentleman's clothing in the latest style and at short notice. His best exertions will be jriven to render satisfaction to those who patronize him. Shop opposite old Charlotte Hotel January 1. 1878. Tailoring. S. S. ELAM, practical Tailor, hat his Shop in the Democrat Office Building, second floor, where he will be pleased to serve his customers and friends promptly. Particular attention paid to repairing TTfvrnsATifi Oil Tan "Ira. At DR. SMITH'S Drug Store. J BURGESS NICHOLS, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in FURNITURE, BEDDING, &c I have now in Store a well selected stock em bracing everything found in a First-class Furniture Store, Such as Bedroom and Parlor Suits, Lounges, Tet-a-Tets, Whatnots, Marble & Wood Top Tables, Dining Tables, Washstands, Uureaus, WardroDes, Book Cases, &c. tW CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads at prices to suit the times. I respectfully solicit a share of patronage. ALSO, COFFINS of all grades kept on hand ready-made. No. 5 West Trade Street, Jan. 19, 1880. Charlotte, N. C. E. G. ROGERS, FURNITURE DEALER, Next door to the Post Office, CHARLOTTE, N. C. I have opened a full stock of FURNITURE, comprising all grades, Common, Medium and Fine, In the building next door to the Post Office. This stock is entirely new, and bought at bottom pi ices. I will sell low, and all goods will be found as represented. Special care will be taken in packing in connec tion with the Furniture Business. Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 14, 1879. L. R. WRISTON & CO, Druggists, Charlotte, N. C, Irwin's corner. A good supply of FRESH DRUGS always on hand for the wholesale and retail trade, and at as reasonable prices as any house in the South can afford. PAINTS of all sorts, mixed and un mixed ; OILS of all grades, for lubricating and illuminating purposes. Brushes Toilet Brushes, and also Whitewash, Paint, Blacking, &c. IW Particular attention given to putting up Pkescriptions by an experienced Druggist. L. R. WRISTON & CO. Jan. 1, 1879. Rubber Belting. A complete Stock of Rubber Belting, Rubber and Hemp Packing. Also, all sizes and kinds of Rope at bottom prices. Nov. 1. 1879. KYLE & HAMMOND. HARDWARE. 1 want the Retail trade, and having a stock of Goods selected especially for retailing, can suit the purchaser. WALTER BREM, Agent. Steel Plows, &c. I have 25,000 pounds Steel Plows, of all kinds, which are made in Pittsburg. They are the best shaped and of good Steel. Also, Heel Bolts and Grass Rods, in large quan tities. WALTER BREM, Agent Oliver Chilled Plows. Having just received a car load of Oliver Chilled Plows, I am prepared to furnish any size and any repairs needed for them. Every Plow guaranteed to give satisfaction. WALTER BREM, Feb. 20, 1880. Agent. IW Farmers can get a complete outfit for farm ing from me, as I have Steel Plows, Plow Stocks, double and single Traces, Back Bands, Hoes, Shovels, Spades, and everything else needed to use on the farm. All I want is a, showing. WALTER BREM, Agent. Just Received AT TIDDY'S CITY BOOK STORE A well selected Stock of WRITING PAPER, Including Note, Letter, Sermon, Legal and Fools cap, which they propose to sell cheap for cash. Also, French Paper of every description, with Envelopes to match. Also, Paper in boxes, to suit the most fastidious. SOCIAL ETIQUETTE OF NEW YORK. A standard treatise upon the laws of good society in New York. CONGRESS TIE ENVELOPES a new lot just received. Edward Todd & Co.'s Celebrated Rubber Pens, A Pen by some considered superior to a Gold Fen. TIDDY & BRO. are also Agents for Emerson's celebrated Rubber Hand-Stamps, And any orders given them will receive prompt attention. Cash paid for Rags. April 25 1879. CHINA, Glass and Crockerv Store. Established in 1857. New Stock just received of DECORATED Chamber Setts, Direct from England. Also, a good assortment of French China Table Ware And GLASS-WARE in every variety, cheap for Cash march zi, ivy JAMES HARTY. THE TRADER'S NATIONAL BANK, Charlotte. N. C. r Officers Robt. I. McDowell, President ; Phil lip Schiff, Vice-President ; J. H. Ross, Cashier : E F. Young, Teller. Directors Robert I McDowell, Philip Schiff. - TYr TIT m -W-B 4-m v . ' jonn w vy aaswonn, u r uannon, JnoJSlirown W M Shipp and V Q Johnson. June 20. 1879. First National Bank of Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N. C. Paid up Capital $400,000. Officers. R. Y. McAden, President M. P. Pegram, Cashier John F. Orr, Teller. A. Graham, Clerk. Board of Directors. R Y McAden, J L Brown, Wm R Myers R M Oates, 8 B Alexander, 8 A Cohen, R Barringer. Deals in Bills of Exchange, Sight Drafts, Gold and Suver Coin, and Government and other Securities Janl. 1876. Stratena, The best Cement for Glass, Crockery, &c, sold by t on icon WILSON & BURWELL: Jan. 80, 1880. Attention Farmers! Call at Kyle & Hammond's Hardware House and examine their "Dexter Corn Shellers" and "Feed fVittai-tin tVi Intpfil and heat nut. Also ron, , 1 l j "" -. , style adjustable Iron Foot Plow Stocks, a great improve- ltnna fl1H tn f VltQ mnrtpt loot anoan.H We have a heavy Stock of Steel Plows, Clevise? Single Trees, Steel and Iron Harrow Teeth, Heel Screws, Grass Rods, &c., which we can and sell to the Farmers at prices lower than they can possibly afford to make them. Jan. 1, 1880. KYLE & HAMMOND. SCHOOL NOTICE. I have opened a School for boys in the School building on Gen. Barrinser's lot on Church Street. The School for the present, consists of only two Departments, Primary and Intermediate, my object being to secure the best possible classification in order that the instruction may be thorough. TERMS, (payable monthly,) $3 per month. L. HOLMES. P. S. I propose to open a Night School if a suf. ficient number of pupils can be obtained, for the purpose of teaching Writing, Arithmetic and Book keeping. Terms will be made known on applica tion at my School Room, or to Dr. F. H. G lever, or Mr Gus. Durham at Burwell & Springs'. Jan. 23, 1880 tf L. II. North Carolina Trees for Sale. Having taken the Diploma at the Fair of the Carolinas and beat all competition both as to qual ity and prices, and expecting to continue the busi ness of Tree selling, I ask the citizens of Mecklen burg and of the surrounding counties to give me their orders. A fine lot f Trees on hand on the old Jail Lot Orders left with 8. P. Caldwell will be carefully filled. Small Fruit and Ornamental Trees furnish ed at low rates. The citizens of this section could have saved a large amount of money and been supplied with as good Trees or better if they had bought from me instead of giving orders to Nurseries out of the State. Jan. 9, 1880 ly T. W. SPARROW. A. R. NISBET & BRO., Wholesale and Retail Grocers and Confectioners, Dealers in Tobacco, Cigars, Musical Instruments, &c, CHARLOTTE, N. C. The best stock of Groceries, Confectioneries, Prize Candies, Toys, Musical Instruments, Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware, Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Glass Jellies, Crackers, Powder, Shot,' Salt, &c, in the city, will be found at our Wholesale and Retail Store. Call and see us before buying. A. R. NISBET & BRO. Nov. 7, 1879. FIRE AND LIFE Insurance Agency. Established in 1854. Now Representing LONDON ASSURANCE, (doing business since 1720,) ROYAL, LANCASHIRE, - English Companies. " Insurance Company of Nortli America," "Fireman's Fund," "Georgia Home," " Howard," , " Atlas," ' Lynchburg," " Niagara," "Old North State." E. NYE HUTCHISON fc SON, Agents. Office corner of College and 4th Streets, Charlotte, N. C. May 1, 1879. SCARR & CO., Druggists, JVear the Post Office, Charlotte, N. C. Are just receiving an entirely new stock of Hair, Tooth and Shaving Brushes, Combs of various kinds, Soaps in all varieties and prices English, French and American. tW Vick's Flower Seeds. Feb. 28,1879. E. J. HALE & SON, Publishers, Booksellers & Stationers, 17 Murray Street, New York, Invite orders for Books of their own publications and for all other School, Miscellaneous and Stan dard Books, and for al! kinds of Staple Stationery. Writing Papers Cap, Letter, Note and other sizts. Blank Books, of all grades. Envelopes, of all sizrs and colors and qualities. School Slates, best quali ty, all sizes. Slate and Lead Pencils, Pens, Inks, Mucilage, &c, &c. Those who favor us with their orders, by mail r in person,may rely upon having them filled prompt ly, and at prices which we believe to be quite is low as can be had in this market. E. J. HALE & SON, Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers, April 29, 1879. 17 Murray St., New York. BUY MACHINERY From the Mecklenburg Iron Works at Char lotte. N. C, which has superior advantages in the "way of both Home and Northern manufactures. ERIE CITY IRON WORKS, Chaklotte, N. C, April 7th, 1877. ) We hereby notify our many friends and the puln lie generally that the management of the CharlotW Branch of the Erie City Iron Works is now in Ihe hands of Capt. John Wilkes, of this city, wbo W prepared to fill orders for our well known EDginei and Saw Mills on the shortest notice, and at thf most reasonable prices. JOHN H. BLISS, Secretary Erie City Iron Worka Referring to the above notice of change, I feel confident that it will be advantageous to purchasers of Machinery of all kinds, as it places me in posi tion to meet any and all competition. With xj facilities on the spot, I can manufacture all parts of the Erie Engines which will not bear freight charges such as Grate Bars, Stacks, Spark Ar resters, &c., and handle the Erie City Engines and Boilers with little extra expense, thus enabling me to offer Machinery at better figures to the purchaser than ever before. Be sure to give me a call, or write for Circulars, before purchasing elsewhere. JOHN WILKES, Mecklenburg Iron Works, Charlotte, N. C. April 27, 1877 tf THE DIXIE PUMP In Demand. I have a large supply of Dixie Pumps and Fix tures on hand which I am selling low. The Dixie has no rival as to cheapness, simplicity, durability and economy for raisine water for the use of Dwell ings, Public'Buildings.'J'arm-yards, Engines, &c. I am prepared to furnish the various parts ana repair Pumps that by long use do not work well- Have your Pumps properly repaired and you will have no trouble with them. Aug. 15, 1879. B. N. SMITH- 1879. 187 BURWELL & SPRINGS, Grocers and Provision Dealers, Have always in stock Coffee, Sugar, 3Iolass, Syrups, Mackerel, Soaps, Starch, Meat, Lard, Hams, Flour, Grass Seeds, Plows, Ac, which we oner to both the Wholesale ard Retail trade. All are in cited to try us from the smallest to the largest yera. Jan. 17, 1879.