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Charlotte Home -Democrat.
Yx.TES & STRONG, Editors and Proprietors.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Friday, January 22, 1886.
Judge Clark has been trying to
break up gambling in Italeigb. He fined
a man named James II. Miller, who kept
the aristocratic gambling house of the
city, 2,000 and sentenced him to 30 daye
imprisonment, but he (of course) appealed
to the Supreme Court. Miller is a noto
Two other convicted gamblers, Matthew
Freeman and Andy Upchurch, were fined
$100 each and sent to Jail for 30 days.
IdgT" The two Terms (of three weeks
each) of Mecklenburg Superior Court are
for the trial of Civil causes only, but sev
eral of our exchanges (including the VVil
minzton Star and Raleigh Observer) per
sist in putting down the terms of Meck
lenburg Court as Criminal Courts. All
terms of the Superior Court of this coun
ty are for the trial of Civil cases.
1ST" John Sherman, the pro. tern.
Presiding officer of the U. S. Senate, dis
graced himself by helping to steal the
vote of Louisiana and Florida lrom Til
den and giving it to Hayes ; and he has
again done wrong in getting the Ohio
Legislature to expel nine Democrats so
as to get enough votes to re-elect him
(Sherman) to the Senate.
A mean, bad piece of business, that
will require chickens to come home to
itF Virginia has issued millions of
dollars in Bonds for schools, internal im
provements, and for various other pur
poses, and her people have been in almost
a continual quarrel about the payment of
interest, and her Courts (as usual) have
generally decided against the tax-payer,
not even allowing the reception of cou
pons for the payment of debts due the
State. Recently her Supreme Court has
decided that the people must pay their
taxes in-money for school purposes, and
not in coupons which the State owes the
tax-payers. In these days the non-taxpayers
have Judges generally who are
willing to bleed the tax-payers to tbe
fullest extent possible. Book-learning is
now considered by many as the only
panacea for the welfare and promotion of
the negro, and consequently the laborers
and servants of the country are becoming
fewer in number every day.
Idlf" We learn from excellent authority
that an Asylum building has been re
cently erected in Ohio that cost very lit
tle compared with the cost of the West
ern Lunatic Asylum building in this
State. Gen. R. Brinkeroff, Mansfield,
Ohio, had the superintendency of its con
struction. It is said to be complete in
every particular and with the very latest
improvements. As we have not an esti
mate of the cost of the Western Asylum
we will not undertake to give the con
trast in cost. The Ohio Asylum cost
$100,000, and it accommodates a great
many more than the Western Asylum will
accommodate. We have heard that tbe
difference in the cost of erecting the two
institutions, per capita, is some five or Bix
to one. We note this merely to say that
the most economical way of erecting pub
lic edifices has not yet beeu ascertained
or tried in this State, we suppose. Wil
Wre have no doubt that what the Star
says is correct. Ten or fifteen years ago
the Legislature of North Carolina did an
unwise act in adopting Mr Sloan'd plan
for the Western N. C. Asylum, (a Phila
delphia architect,) which was extravagant
and unnecessary in many ways. The
present Management and Board of Direc
tors had no alternative but to carry out
the original plan. If they had had tbe
power to change, one of them (the writer
of this paragraph) would have advocated
an economical change.
gdgr Ihe cold has been so intense in
New Orleans that gas meters in that city
have been irozen. Ihis does not seem to
dash the spirits of the Picayune, which
pithily remarks that there is no fear about
the gas bills at the end of the month.
They will thaw out all right
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"Frozen to death" ia a common
heading in many Southern papers as well
as iNorinern ana western, ine cold was
a little too severe for the ordinary South
ern man and beast.
The Court of Appeals of Virginia
has set the Cluverius case for a hearing
on a motion for a new trial to the 8th of
The Charlotte Home-Democrat,
one of our best secular papers, asks the
rengious press 10 speaK out on tue ques
tion of a third party one having prohibi
tion as tue main plank of its platform
some time ago me liecoruer aid tnis, in
urging local option. Prohibitionists have
everything to lose and nothing to gain
from a third party movemeut. In the
matter of local option the temperance
cause has gained an advantage. Con
nected with a third party it would be
shorn of its strength by being favored
by its enemies aud defeated by its
friend. It is sheer folly to doubt
man a temperance principles because he
opposes the third party movement, and
we trust our local option friends will be
clear-sighted enough to believe it. Ral
eigh Biblical Recorder.
The Recorder is right and sensible al
Administrator's Notice J. E. Black, Administra
tor of Marv Houston.
To Farmers, Chemicals for making Harris' Fer
tilizer w. M. Wilson & Uo.
Great Ttniple of Music Ludden & Bates South
ern Music Ilouse, Savannah, Ga.
Window Glass W. M. Wilson & Co., Druggists
Patents (J. M. Alexander. Washington. D. O.
Buists' Garden Seed Tor sale by W. M. Wilson &
Drugs at Wholesale and Retail W. M. Wilson
Right. The President has decided to
pay no attention to any request that may
come to him from the Senate demanding
his reasons for the removal of any Re
publican from office or the appointment
ol any Democrat to succeed him, other
than to inform the Senate in tbe first in
stance that he considers it his undoubted
prerogative to appoint whomsoever he
pleases to office, and it is then with tbe
Senate to pass upon the nominations
made. While in his personal capacity he
would not refuse to give individual Sen
ators the reasons which have caused him
to make any particular removal, he will
utterly decline to explain his action to tbe
Senate as a body. Washington letter.
Tbe President is right, and he should
maintain, his privileges at all hazards.
Grant, Arthur, and other Republican
Presidents, were not asked for reasons for
their action in proscribing Democrats, and
Mr Cleveland should not comply with
any such impudent requests by Republi
BiF And now comes a story about
Minister Buck, the Kentucky man who
was sent to Peru. One of the naval offi
cers on the West Coast writes home that
he has been guilty of appearing at an offi
cial dinner in a business suit. The din
ner was given in his honor, and he was
the only one of the guests who did not
appear in the evening drees. It was af
terwards disclosed that Mr Buck did not
have such a thing in his wardrobe as a
dress suit, and the officer writes that he
and others of the Minister's friends have
since succeeded in finding one for him, so
that further criticism will be avoided.
Would it not be about right to dismiss
the Naval officer instead of finding fault
with Minister Buck, who seems to have
more brains than the Naval officer.
We cordially endorse what the
incoln Press says about the suspension
of the Raleigh Register :
"The Raleigh Register announces that
t will temporarily suspend. The reason
assigned is that the duties of the editor as
Public Printer will demand all his time
for some weeks to come. We sincere! v
hope that .VI r Hale may effect some ar-
ments which will enable him to continue
the publication of the Register without
nterruption. ine itegister has done a
work that no other uaDer could, or at
east did, do, and the Democratic party
and the State cannot afford to do without
t even for a few weeks. If there is a true
patriot in North Carolina, Peter M. Hale
Good Idea. A Washington corres
pondent says :
"One of the best, reforms which has
been proposed in Congress this year has
been submitted by Mr Beach of New
York. He will ask Congress later in the
session to adopt a resolution providing;
that the eulogies upon deceased members
shall be delivered on Sundays. If this
point is carried much valuable time will
be saved. If the Sundays during the ses
sion were set aside for the memorial ser
vices over members the evil of the present
system would be corrected."
ISf Raleigh is very much exercised
over the case of a boy preacher, 16 years
old, who has recently developed there un
der somewhat remarkable circumstances.
His name is John B. Sturdivant and be
ives near Auburn, ten miles from Ral
eigh. He professes to have had a call to
preach while in a trance and said that it
was foretold him that he would be blind
from Wednesday evening until Friday
evening:. Sure enough he was blind, or
pretended to be, during the allotted time,
lie preached when he was "blind" and
has preached since. Opinion is divided
as to whether it is all a fact or a sham.
He ought to have a few strappings and then
made to go to work.l
Mr. Tucker to Retire. Hon. J. Randolph
Tucker, member of Congress from the Tenth
District of Virginia, has addressed a letter to his
constituents, in which he states that he will not
be a candidate for re-election to the House of
Representatives, and that he will retire from the
service ot the State in Congress at the end of
the present term and devote the remainder of his
life to his profession, the law. In bidding his
constituents farewell, Mr Tucker declares that
he "firmly believes the hope of liberty and pro
gress for the people is in a strict adherence to
the principles of the Constitution as denned and
expounded by the fathers of the Democratic
faith." With the expiration of his present term
Mr Tucker will have served twelve years in the
House of Representatives, and since bis entrance
he has occupied a commanding position. Wash
Mr lucker has, indeed, been a true
man and a true Democrat.
ihe Atlauta Constitution reports
that the man, Jett, who guided Wilkes
Booth and Harold to Mr Henry Garrett s
house after the former had shot President
Lincoln, and who betrayed the murderers
to the xederal soldiers, baa been made in
sane by remorse.
What next about the fool Booth.
Senator JiayarcVs Daughter dies Sud
denly. Washington, Jan. 16. Miss Kate
Bayard, the eldest daughter of the Secre
tary of State, Hon. T. F. Bayard, died
suddenly this afternoon. Ihe reception
at the White House was suspended im
mediately upon receipt of the news of
her death. Miss Bayard died at her
home iust as she was starling to the
White House to attend Miss Cleveland's
d? The cold wave seems to have been
most disastrous to the cattle herds of
Texas and the orange groves of Florida.
In the latter State frost seems to have
extended almost to the end of the penin
sula, and there is no longer any doubt
that substantially tbe entire orange crop
remaining: on the trees is frozen and so
spoiled. The loss is estimated at 500,000
boxes, worth $1,000,000.
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At the recent examinations at tbe
West Point U. S. Military Academy
twenty-nine cadets were found deficient
aud will be dropped. Two belonged to
the first class, fourteen to the third and
thirteen to the fourth. It is very unusual
for first class men who have been three
years and a half at the Academy to be
UdgT" The most valuable postage stamp
known to collectors is said to be one is
sued by the Postmaster of Brattleboro,
Vt., in 1847, which was suppressed after a
few weeks. A specimen is now worth six
or eight hundred dollars.
SQ?T" A recently married couple at
Niles, Mich., start out with an active capi
tal of 25 children. The husband contn
bated 14 to the stock and the wife 11.
Hk Would Talk to the Queen.
Minister Anderson, who represents the
United Slates in Sweden, showed some
strong American sense on his presenta
tion to the Queen, although the toodle
who indited the following despatch did
not think so :
Washington, Jan. 17. The Capitol
has ine lollowing concerning our new
Minister to Sweden and Norway : How
ever it be regarding the learning and the
profundity ot Prof. Andersou be has evi
dently given more of his lime to the culti
vation of his mind than his manners, for a
etter recently received from Copenhagen
gives a fanny story of his encounter with
the crowned heads of Denmark. When
Minister is presented to a King he reads
an address, hears a reply, makes the bow
and retires. If there is a Queen in Ihe
amily he is presented to her by the offi
cial introducer of Ambassadors. Tbe
form of procedure is to be conducted to
the audience chamber of Her Majesty,
make a polite bow and retire. On the oc
casion of Mr Anderson's presentation to
the Queen of Denmark he is reported to
have insisted upon shaking her hand and
to have engaged in familiar conversation
with her, much to the amazement of the
attendants in waiting and the amusement
of the rest of the Diplomatic Corps. Her
Majesty speaks Einglish perfectly, being
an offshoot of the royal family of Eng-
and, but Sir Anderson insisted upon
speaking in the Danish tongue.
It is said that during the conversation
Mr Anderson took a seat beside the
Queen, which was a breach of etiquette
that requires all people to stand in the
presence of royalty, and that while he
spoke in Danish she answered in English.
He inquired after her Majesty's health
and her family, and went into the domes
tic affairs of the palace with a degree of
interest that was alarming. Finally, as
he persisted in speaking Danish, the
Queen asked him if he did not understand
the English tongue. Pie replied that he
did, but out of compliment to her was
using the language of the country. Her
Majesty was much amused, and enjoyed
the incident much more than the mem
bers of tbe American Colony, who were
scandalized at the conduct of their Min
ister. We repeat, that Prof. Anderson showed
more good sense than Americans usually
do under such circumstance.
tST" Butter adulteration and oleomar
garine production have diminished the ex
port butter trade fiftv per cent. The N.
Y. Star says: "Another ten years will
extinguish it altogether, and before 1896
we will not be sending a pound of genuine
butter across the ocean. England con-
eiders the American counterfeit a serious
menace to her own dairy interests, aud
threatens to exclude our dairies from
the British markets, entailing a loss to
American exporters of $12,000,000 per an
num." The Richmond and Danville and Louis
ville and Nashville combined to build the
Road. From the Knoxville Chronicle of
Sunday, we get the following important
An agreement has been made between
the Louisville and Nashville and the
Richmond and Danville railroad companies
by which a line will be built from London,
Kentucky, to Toccoa, Georgia, through
Cumberland Gap, Knoxville, Maryville
and Rabun Gap. This is our information,
and we have every reason to believe it.
ISP The fine old Puritan instinct for
making one's self happy and meritorious
by interfering with other people's busi
ness and raakiner them unhaDDV. and
consequently morally improved, is still
a survival in JNew Ji.ngland. ihe Maine
law and its descendants are beautiful illus
trations ot the mind-other-people's-busi-ness
principle applied to legislation. A
petition sent in the other day to the
Massachusetts Legislature suggests a
wider aDDlication of Drohibition. Some
rural friend of man asks the Legislature,
in the petition, to enact a law pro
hibiting the selling or giving away of
tobacco in any form, shape, way, or
manner. A bill of this kind would aot
be popular in Connecticut, but there may
be Massachusetts reformers who will en
Richmond, Va., Jan. 20. The Board
ol Directors of tbe New Richmond V hig
company lo-day completed the organiza
tion by electing Abner Anderson ot Dan
ville, business manager, Judge Nowlin of
Washington, chiet editor, and Peter J.
Burton of Richmond, city editor. The
new paper win oe issued on Wednesday,
27th inst., on the sixty-second anniversary
of the first publication of the Whig.
Among the company we notice Messrs.
James B. Pace, A. S. Buford, P. II. Mayo
and A. Y. Stokes. It will be revived as a
democratic power in the land.
ST-IT" The free-school system, which
was brought over to a wilderness in the
cabin of tbe Alayllower, aud has extended
to every part of the country, has always
been popular. Nearly every person is an
ad vocate of free common schools. Many
persons, however, object to the introduc
tion of foreign languages, music and
drawing into primary schools, and many
more regret to see the extravagance lhat
has been displayed in spending tbe money
raised by taxation for the support of pub
Eastek. Easter falls on the latest date
ihis year on which it possibly can occur,
April 25, under the rule of the Council
of Nice, which decrees that Easter shall
be observed on the Sunday after the full
moon following the 2lst of March. Its
earliest possible date is March 22. It is
152 years since Easter-day has been so
late. It will not again fall on that day
till 1943. Ash Wednesday will fall this
year on the 10th of March.
JSgT" On Wednesday of last week the
new school-bouse at Mill Hill was de
stroyed by fire. Some boys went up
early in the morning, built a fire, closed
the door6, and returned borne. Later
some children coming to school discovered
the house on tire, and ran to a house near
by to summon aid. It was too late, how
ever, to save the building, but tbe books,
desks, windows and doors were saved.
Charter Granted. The Virginia
Legislature has incorporated tbe Chesa
peake, Norfolk and Carolina Railway
Company to build a road to run from
some suitable point on either side of the
Elizabeth River, at or near the cities of
Norfolk and Portsmouth to the North
Carolina line east of where the Roanoke
River crosses the State line.
Queer Stationery for Congressmen. !
Washington Letter to the N. Y. World.
The report of the Clerk of the House
for the year ending June 30, 1885, has
just been issued. It shows lhat the lotal
amount spent during that period in main
taining the House was $512,871.12. The
newspaper and stationery account Bhows
lhat nineteen members drew their station
ery allowance, $125, in cash. Among
these was S. S. Cox, present Minister to
Turkey. Representative Randall bought
$13.41 worth of stationery and drew
$111.59 in cash. John S. Caine, the Mor
mon delegate, drew $67.94 worth of sta
tionery. Perry Belmont spent $38.93 in
the same way. Tom Ocbiltree,the auburn
haired Texan, used all but $13.06 of hie
allowance. Frank Hiscock, on the con
trary, had $115.02 left at the end of the
year. Judge Holman, of Indiana, the
economist of the House, purchased $46.42
worth of stationery. Among the articles
most in demand among members,as shown
by the list ot purchases in the stationery-
room, were autograph albums, of which
our dozen were purchased atone time aud
ten dozen at another.
A lot of fancy articles purchased Nov.
18 for thestationery-room included dres
sing-cases, nail-sets, cusbious, misses' sets,
opera-glass bags, &c. A large number of
silver whistles were purchased at one
lime, ranging in price from $2.75 down.
One purchase of opera and marine-glasses
aggregated $568.20. Mr Springer of Illi
nois, Mr Warner of Ohio, Barclay Henley
and the Clerk of the House order the
World through tbe stationery-room.
O'Hara, the colored member from North
Carolina, ordered three ol the Harpers'
publications and the Century. One Con
gressman from the West supplied himself
with a book on etiquette. Another pur
chased "One Democratic Party," accord
ing to the record, and there were nine
copies of "Money and Politics" ordered
through the stationery-room, the associa
tion of names having probably struck an
answering chord in the hearts of nine Re
publican members. One "Congressional
Government" is also included in the pur
chase made. Among the miscellaneous
expenditures in February is towel wash
ing, $409.65. Towel washing for the year
cost $2,353, which, at the uniform rate of
50 cents a dozen, would make a total of
nearly 56,500 towels.
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A Collection of Horrors. The New
York Sun lakes up a good deal of its
valuable editorial space in endeavoring to
prove that in this world there are devils
masquerading in the guise of women.
Passing lightly over such monsters as
Lucerezia Borgia, our contemporary cites
a number ot horrible crimes committed by
women within the past year. '
Here are three of the cases mentioned
by the Sun. Mrs. Druse grew tired of
her husband and made her .little nephew
shoot him with a revolver. The boy was
nervous and the lady took the weapon and
continued the shooting. When her hus
band was dead she cut him up with an
ax and burned him piecemeal. A young
married woman in Montreal fed her
husband on glass in order to get rid
of him. In Louisville a young lady
poisoned her mother to obtain the life in
surance. The newspaper publishing this choice
collection of horrors claimed lhat it desir
ed to show woman's capacity for wicked
ness, and to call attention to the fact that
the law always dealt gently with her.
Such a publication was useless. The
world knows very well that the acts of
deviltry ihus shown up were remarkable
exceptions that caused a thrill of horror
to run through tbe land. Tbe crimes
committed by sane women are compara
tively few. Women are always on the
side of law and order. They believe in a
gospel of love, peace and forgiveness.
Everybody knows this. Why, then, take
the trouble to hunt through the court
record for a few scattering deeds of evil,
which were perhaps the outcome of dis
eased minds? The law will continue to
temper justice with mercy when women
are at the bar. It has always been so,
and it must be so while men make and
administer the laws. There are few of us
who would care to have it otherwise, and
it lakes a peculiarly constructed man to
find any satisfaction in grouping together
the misdeeds of women, with a view to in
creasing their perils and sufferings when
they fall into the iron grip of justice.
Civil Service a Humbug. Washing
ton, Janl 19. Judge Seney of Ohio, who
has a bill before the Ilouse repealing the
Civil Service law, when asked to-day in
regard to tbe prospects of it becoming a
law, said :
'-I have talked with enough members so that I
am satisfied that my bill w ill not pass. There
are various reasons for this. The Republicans
all favor the law, because it ties our hands. A
good many Democrats favor it, because it takes
a great deal of trouble off their hands, and they
are not troubled by applicants for office. I am
satisfied that a large majority of Congressmen
believe the law is a humbug in many ways, and I
am satisfied tfiat, with the experience we have
had, if there was no law of the kind there could
be none passed. But, if my bill should be suc
cessful in the House, the Senate would probably
defeat it, and if they passed it, I suppose the
President would feel called upon to veto it. But
I look upon the law as a failure."
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Fire In Wadesboro. The Anson In
stitute building at Wadesboro was de
stroyed by fire last Saturday, involving a
loss of $4,000. The fire was accidental,
having caught from a flue. The Wil
mington Review Bays Mr Clay Saylor,
who was one of the most active workers
at the fire, had bis leg broken and badly
crushed while assisting in recovering the
piano from the burning building. The
piano slipped from the hands of those who
held it and fell on Mr Saylor s leg.
Annapolis, Md., Jan. 20. The Legis
lature to-day in joint convention elected
Henry Lloyd to be Governor of Mary
land for the term for which Gov. Robt.
M. McLane was elected bv tbe Deonle.
The two Houses also confirmed the elec
tion of Hon. A. P. Gorman as United
States Senator for six years from the 4th
of March, 1886.
Washington, Jan. 19. The Military
Committee of the Ilouse to-day instructed
its Chairman, Gen. Bragg, to report
favorably the House bill for the relief of
Gen. Fttz John Porter, with a request
that it be made a special order for Satur
They Prefer Montana. Helena,
Mont., Jan. 19. The citizens of northern
Idaho are protesting against annexation
of Washington Territory, because tbe
laws of that Territory are antagonistic
to mining. They want annexation to
JNew loRK. Jan. 16. John Kelly is
gradually sinking, and his death may oc
cur at any time.
The Old Law Suit
Myca Clark Gaines, who was . one of
the most persistent litigants ever known
in this country, died over a year ago. It
was thought at the lime that her claim
for the greater part of the city of New
Orleans would fall with her death. She
was very successful towards the latter
part of her life, and had made out her
title to some of the most valuable tracts
in the city. A proposition had been made
by tbe city to compromise this claim, so
that in any event, if the old lady had
lved long enough, she would have realized
i large tortuue. . But she never would
compromise, and through her insisting on
her whole rights she died poor. She has
eft six heirs. They have united to prose
cute her claim. At the head of this list of
heirs is her son-in-law, William W.Christ
mas, who killed her son in a auarrel in
Washington several years ago. Christ
mas was justified by a jury for tbe killing
of Mrs. Gaines's son, because it was clear
ly shown that it was done in self-defense.
Mrs. Gaines stood by her son-in-law dur
ing the trial and testified for the .de
fense. The city of New Orleans has
been anxious to settle this claim for some
A Cranky Programme. No Southeru
Democrat who reads tbe newspapers can
have any doubt lhat Congress is organized
in ihe interest of a few persons instead of
in the interest of the people. The rules
were changed in the interest of jobbery.
and ihe appropriation bills are to be scat
tered around among various committees
in order to satisfy the demands of such
organized pluuderers as those who manage
tbe interests of tbe whisky ring. Mr Car
lisle is a very good man. but it is well
known in Washington, according to all
accounts, that he has allowed Morrison of
Illinois, and Willis of Kentucky, to make
up his committees for him. The coinage
committee, for instance, is packed in the
interest of tbe gold-bugs and Wall street
wreckers, and it has been packed in the
face of tbe tact that a large majority of
the Democrats of the House are opposed
to tbe demonetization of silver. The
great trouble is that some of the western
congressmen who have been pushed into
auvenwuous prominence, are fluttering
from a virulent attack of the presidential
disease. This fact is sufficient to account
for the curious capers cut by both Carlisle
and Morrison. And yet the capers of
these would-be bosses of the Democratic
parly are not without method. Accord
ing to a correspondent of the New York
Sun, it is the intention of these distin
guished men to establish tbe "democracy
of tbe Mississippi valley" in control of the
party organization, and "to tranfer the
fulcrum of political action from the state
of New York to either the state of Illinois
or the state of Kentucky." Under this
programme, the chief manager of tbe
party is to be Mr Morrison, and its can
didate for president in 1888 is to be Mr
Carlisle, and free trade it to be conspicu
ous in its platform. We have no doubt
that he has correctly outlined the Morri
Ihe solid bouih will have something to
say in a matter of ibis kind; for the solid
South cannot afford to take any chances in
politics. With New York, New Jersey
and Connecticut democratic, there is no
doubt in regard to securing a democratic
administration, but with these states
driven into the republican party by the
tree trade foolishness of the western
cranks, the probability is that the whole
country would be republican. If there is
one thing that is of vital necessity to the
interests of the bouth it is a democratic
administration. This being the case,there
can be no doubt that the democratic
party of the South will, when tbe proper
time comes, assert its power and place
the western cranks where they belong-
in the rear of the procession. Attanta
Col. Fremont in Memphis. Col. S.
L. Fremont of this city, of whose appoint
ment as a Superintendent of Construction
ot puDiic worss was mentioned oy us a
r V 1 . -a
tew days since, is now in Memphis, where
he arrived on the 4th inst., under orders
lrom the secretary of tbe Treasury to
superintend the construction of a large
retaining wall on the river front of tbe
Custom Ilouse site. This wall is intended
to hold up the bluff along the river front.
It was improperly constructed last No
vember, and gave way soon after it was
completed. Col. Fremont was sent there
to rebuild it properly, and he will do it.
There are three publio buildings hoped
tor in JNorlh Carolina, at Wilmington,
Charlotte and Asheville, and it is proba
ble, if tbe appropriations are made, that
Col. Fremont will be assigned to the su
pervision ol some part of the work in this
State, as he has been regnlarly appointed
to a position in the Supervising Archi
tect's department. Wilmington Review.
A gentleman from New Orleans
told me that the two Expositions engi
neered by that city were devised solely
for the purpose of seeing if something
could not be done to direct trade again
into the New Orleans markets. The rail
road development throughout the South
is killing New Orleans. Where it nsed to
be one of the greatest cotton markets of
the South, now its trade in this direction
has for some time been falling off. The
railroads get longer hauls by carrying tbe
cotton to the east, and it has been to their
interest to divert all of the cotton-carry
iner to the eastern seaboard. Mobile to
day is dead, killed by the railroads. The
only possible hope, this gentleman- said,
for New Orleans and the Southern sea
ports to get a start again would be through
the development of trade with Mexico and
85gf Tbe Hoar Presidential succession
bill has passed both Houses of Congress.
It provides for the succession of the cabi
net in case of the death of both the Presi
dent aud Vice President, beginning with
ihe Secretary of State.
The passage by the House of the Hoar
senate bill without amendment takes Pre si
dent Pro Tempore Edmunds, a republi
can, and Speaker Carlisle, a democrat,
wholly out of the line of presidential suc
cession. Mr'Bayard, secretary of state,
takes the place held by Mr Edmunds, and
Mr Manning, secretary of the treasury,
that held by Mr Carlisle. One life
stands between Mr Bayard and the presi
dency, and two lives are between Mr
Manning and the cmef executive omce.
SdlT" In Japan everybody takes a real
hot bath once a day. Ihe rich bathe be
fore dinner and at night. Tbe whole
household dip in the same water. Pre
cedence is eiven to visitors, then the
elders, followed by the young people a
cording to age, and then the servants.
On getting out of the caldron each bather
gargles mouth and throat with cold
aromatized water. They then fan each
other until they are all dry.
ST Last Thursday morning instead of a cold
wave as predicted, this vicinity was visited by
heavy rains, peals of thunder and vivid light
ning. Our friend, Mr E. P. Cochrane, Post
master at Query's Post Office, this county, killed
two Pigs 10 months old which netted him 450
pounds of nice Pork. Good feeding and good
W. M. Wilson & Co., and II. M. Wilder,
Druggists, are now opening their supplies of
Fresh Garden Seeds.
The passenger train going West now
leaves Salisbury at 11.30 in the day, (A.. M.), and
returns to Salisbury at 6.22 in the evening,
Persons interested in new inventions and
procuring Patents are referred to the Card of
!. M. Alexander, Washington, D. C. He is no
humbug, or be would not be recommended by
such men an Gen. Bob Yance and Senator Black
In Steel Creek Township, last Tuesday
night, the store of Mr W. M. Boyd was broken
into by thieves, and robbed of goods to the
amount of $300. It is believed to have been the
work of an organized gang, who were provided
with a wagon in which to carry off the goods.
On the same night, the barn of Mr S. A. Carutli
ers, a neighbor of Mr Boyd's, was raided and two
mules and a horse were stolen.
A combined effort is being made by the
teachers in New Jersey to prevent school-children
from smoking cigarettes. The Superin
tendent of the schools in Newark says there is
scarcely one boy in twelve of those who have
reached their teens who does not smoke. Ex
change. The evil exists among the scholars of the Char
lotte Graded School to a great extent, and
Prof. Mitchell or the School Commissioners
should stop it.
C2T Last Wednesday, John Anderson, col
ored, was arrested on the charge of passing coun
terfeit money and sent to jaiL
I5f Concerning the movement acainst
the Mormon religion, the Washington cor
respondent ot the luchmond State says:
"Senator Morgan's resolution on the Mor
mon question very properly opposes the
appointment of Government trustees to
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manage ins auairs oi ine mormon Uuurcn.
He maintains that there is no provision in
the Constitution for such proceeding, and
that it violates the principles of religious
worship. .Democrats are in favor of
stamping out polygamy, but they will
insist that the Constitution shall not be
trampled upon, and they would regard tbe
appointment of trustees to take charge of
the Mormon Church as a most dangerous
I" There are ten things for which no
one has ever yet been sorry for doing
good to all, for speaking evil of no one,
for hearing before judging, for thinking
before speakings, for holding an angry
tongue, for being kind to the distressed,
for asking pardon for all wrongs, for be
ing patient toward everybody, for stop
ping the ears to a talebearer, and for dis
believing evil reports.
JSiT" As an illustration of the fact that
school attendance during epidemics large
ly contributes to the spread of infectious
diseases, it is stated that during the late
serious outbreaks of diphtheria in the
ironstone village of England tbe closing of
a school proved in every instance an effec
tive means of bringing each local epidemic
to an end.
ISIP The recent decision of the United
States Supreme Court in the Michigan
case does not effect the law in North
Carolina as there is no discrimination in
this State between resident and non-resident
drummers. Tbe law will continue
in force in North Carolina.
Ex-Senator Thurman of Ohio.
writing to his old friend, O. B. Fioklin ot
Illinois, uses tbe following language :
"You will never be gratified by seeing me
in public life again. I am now on tbe re
tired list, with my own full consent, and
wilh no inclination whatever for, active
life except as a citizen."
mF" Gov. Scales has appointed G. E.
Reardon of Baltimore, a commissioner of
affidavits for North Carolina; also Walter
H. Neal of Laurinburg, a notary public. '
A bill has been introduced in the
Senate appropriating $40,000 to erect a
statue to James Madison.
List of Letters
Remaining in the Postoffice at Charlotte, N. C .
for the week ending Jan. 18th, 1886:
Annie Beasley, mrs H Baker, Henry Boiler
col, Linzy (Jampel, Allies Caldwell, W L Uald
well, G H Cahannis, Sam Clement, 8 A Camp
bell, Isom Ford col, Mary Falls, T K Faulkner,
C W Garland, A L Garrison, Rev J M Grier,
Lusy Alemnhili, rreston Hollo way. Maddison
lmes, A N Johnson, Bessie M Kerr. Frank King,
P A King. Joe Lee, K L .Lamb, J 11 Meyer, Liz
zie Morrow col, Win McDowell 2, James Miller,
R Stockell Mathews, 8 Lee Owen. Mary Oliver,
W M feyson, J L Kimer, w K McFadden col,
C H Stockell, Eddie Stubbs, Geo Stewart. Henry
Sloan, Mary Sumler, Mingo Sparrow, F E Alex
ander, J K Alexander.
When calling for tbe above please say ad
vertised. J. A. Young, P. M.
In this city, on the 19th inst., by Rev. Father
Gross, Mr J . l. Lupentnai oi Augusta, ua., and
Miss Ida Kenz.
In this county, Pineville township, on the 19th
inst, by Rev. J. L. McLees, Mr L. II. Robinson
and Miss Emma Parks, daughter of Mr Hugh
Near Newton, on ihe 13th inst., Mr W. T,
Ilenderson (of the firm of J. R. Lewis & Co.,
Dallas,) and Miss Claudia Herman.
In Burke county, on the 6th inst., Mr M. D
Wbisenant and Miss Mattie Wall.'
In this city, on the 19th inst., Nannie, daughter
of Mr and Mrs J. M. McLorfeie, aged 13 monms.
Ia this county, Steel Creek Township, on the
15th inst., Mr Cyrus a. Hoover, aged tM years.
CHARLOTTE MARKET, Jan. 21, 1886.
Cotton market steady at 8 for Good Mid'
dling and 8 for Middling. Receipts light
Flour from country mills, $2.40 per sack.
Cora and Corn Meal 60 cents per bushel ; Peas
70; Oats 45; Sweet Potatoes 50 to 60 ; Irish 50
Bacon from stores, 6 by the side and 6)4 by
Fresh countrv Butter 20 cents per pound
Chickens 15 to 25 each, according to size ; Eggs
17 to 13 per dozen.
Back Taxes. The Secretary of State
has given parties whose lands have been
deeded to tbe State until the second Mon
day in February to redeem their pro
perty. After that suit will be entered
for possession, and then the cost in many
cases will amount to almost as much as
the taxes. The State is compelled to en
force the collection of taxes, and every
citizen whose property has been sold and
deeded to tbe State bad better try to re
deem it at once.
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Have just received .a fresh stock ot BDIST'S
WARRANTED GARDEN 8EED.
Jan. 23, 1886. . .
Drugs at Wholesale and Retail.
We sell everything pertaining to the Drug
Business, both Wholesale and Retail.
W. M. WILSON & CO., Druggists.
We have in Stock 500 boxes Window Glass.
all sizes, single and double thick. Putty, Paints,
uns, varnisnes, e., at Wholesale and Ketail.
W. M. WILSON & CO.
We can furnish all Chemicals used in making
II arris' Fertilizer.
W. M. WILSON & CO.,
Druggists, Charlotte, N. C.
Jan 22, 1886
C. M. ALEXANDER,
TOO G Street. Washing-ton, D. C.
Successors of the old firm of Alexander dk Mason )
29 years in Patent practice.
Have secured more than 10,000 Patents.
Refeks to Hon. Robt B. Vance of N. C, Assist
ant Commissioner of Patents; Hon. U. L.
Muldrow of Miss., Assistant Secretary of
Interior, Hon. J. C. S. Blackburn of Ken
tucky, U. 8. Senator.
Reference given anywhere. Send for terms.
Jan. 22, 1880. 6m pd
All persons having claims against the Estate
of Mary Houston, deceased, are hereby notified
to present the same to the undersigned, properly
verified, on or before the 23d day of January,
1887, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of the
same ; and all persons indebted to said Estate
are requested to make immediate payment to me.
Administrator, with the Will
annexed, of Mary Houston.
E. K. P. Osbobne. Attorney. ,
Jan. 22,1886. 6w
HAPPY NEW YEAR. ;
Do vou hear a bie noise wav off. irood people?
That's us, shouting Happy New Year 1 to our
Ten Thousand Patrons in Texas, Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Vir
ginia. North Carolina, South Carolina, ueorgia
and Florida, from our Grand New ;
TEMPLE OP MUSIC
Which we are just settled in after three months
of moving and regulating. , .
Hallelujah ! Anchored at last in a Mammoth
Building, exactly suited to our needs and im
mense business. Just what we have wanted for
ten long years, but couldn't get.
A Magnificent Double Store. Four Stories
and Basement. 50 Feet Front. 100 Feet Deep.
Iron and Plate Glass Front. Steam Heated.
Electric Lighted. The Largest, Finest and Most
Complete ' - I
Music House in America.
A fact, if we do say it ourselves. ; Visit New
York, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, 8t Louis,
New Orleans, or any city on this continent, and
you will not find its equal in Size, Imposing' Ap
pearance, Tasteful Arrangement, Elegant Fit
tings, or Stock Carried.
And now, with this Grand New Music Tem
ple, affording every facility for the extension
of our business ; with our $200,000 Cash Capital,
our $100,000 8tock of Musical Wares, our Eight
Brcnch Houses, our 200 Agencies, our army of
employes, and our twenty years of successful ex
perience, we are prepared to serve our patrons
far better than ever before, and give them greater
advantages than can be had elsewhere, North or
This is what we are living for, and . we shall
drive our business from now on with tenfold
energy. ; ' '
With hearty and sincere thanks to all patrons
for their good will and liberal support, we wish
them all a Happy New Year. . n :
LUDDEN & BATES SOUTHERN
P. S. If any one should happen to want a
Piano, Organ, Violin, Banjo, Accordeon, Band
Instrument, Drum, Strings, or any small Musical
Instrument, or Sheet Music, Music Book, Pic
ture Frame, Statuary, M.rt Goods, or Artists'
Materials, we keep such tilings, and will tell
you. all about them if you will write us.
L. & B. 8. M. H.
Jan. 22, 1886.
POSITIVELY AT COST.
In consequence of the death of Mr Samuel
Cohen, the entire stock must be sold, and for tbe
next 80 days we will sell for
Cash, and Cash Only,
Our entire stock of Dry Goods, Ready-Made
Clothing, Hats, Shoes ana General Merchandise
at POSITIVE COST.
The Goods are mostly new and desirabl e. A
large portion bought by our Mr. has in Decem
ber, and at reduced prices.
tT Call and examine for yourselves. Whole
sale buyers with Cash will find it to their ad
vantage to examine the stock before purchasing
ELIAS & COHEN.
Jan. 15, 1886.
THE BLUE GRASS
We have taken the Agency for the BLUE
GRASS SULKY PLOW and propose to sell
them upon their own merits and for less money
than any other Sulky Plow. It is the "Boss,"
and a field test will show that it will accomplish
all that is claimed for it. The "Blue Grass"
needs no leveling lever, nor break tongue to turn
square corners, nor does it need any cant hook
to back out from under a stump or root. We
propose to make the "Blue Grass" do any work
that can be done by any Sulky Plo-x, and with
more ease and less cost. Any size furmched for
2 or 3 horses, from 8-inch to 16 ii-ch Flows.
We also have taken cxclu-ive Agency here
Corbin Disk narrow,
And have jast received a cr lnd f 90. This
implement does the work of pl.w and harrow
both. We propose to take tbet-e implements
direct to tbe farmer's bouse and thow tbem at
work. Every machine guaranteed, and we do
not ask any one to buy if everything is not as
A full line of the best one and lwo-h'rce hand
Plows in store and at lowest prices Tle BLUE
PONY, a one-horse Plow, for $2 75. cannot be"
beaten lor price and quality. ;
We are in the Implement, Seed, Wagon and
Buggy business to stay, and eipect to keep the
very beet Goods for less money than any one in
J. G. BHANNONHOUSE & CO.,
Implement. Seed an . Wagon Store,
Pec 4, 1885 Collega street.