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CHARLOTTE. N. C.
State Democratic Committee.
At a meeting of the Democratic State
executive committee held in the mayor's
office in the city of Raleigh on Thursday,
April 15th, the following proceedings,
among others, were had :
The resignation of W. J. Montgomery,
Esq., of Concord, as a member of the
committee was received, and H. S. Par
year, Esq., of Cabarrus, was elected to fill
The Committee adopted resolutions of
respect to the memory of the . late James
J. Litchford, who was a member of the
Committee and its Secretary for many
It was resolved that the committee re
quest the several judicial districts for
which Superior Court Judges are to be
chosen to hold district conventions and
recommend to the State convention can
didates for the office of judge from their
It was also resolved to appoint an Execu
tive Committee for each Judicial District,
whose duty it shall be to determine the
time and place of holding the conventions
for their respective districts. A list of
these committees is appended.
On motion Raleigh was designated as
the place, and Wednesday, the 25th of
August, as the time for holding the State
Convention for nominating candidates for
Chief Justice and Associate Justices of
the Supreme Court and Superior Court
Judges, and the transaction of other
R. H. Battlk, Ch'n.
B. C. Bkckwith, Secretary.
All the twelve Judicial Districts are to elect
Solicitors, but as they are voted for by the Dis
tricts separately, and not by the State at large
like Judges, the Stale Committee made no order
on that matter.
The District Committees.
First Judicial District Currituck. W B Shaw,
ch'o; Camden, Q G Luke; Pasquotank, E F Ayd
lett; Perquimans, Richard Blount; Chowan, W
M Bond; Hertford, C Ward; Gates, L L Smith;
Waahinfton, C L Pettigrew; Tyrrell, R P Felton;
Dare, J M Gray; Pamlico, W T Caho; Hyde, Dr.
P H Simmons.
Second District Craven, F M Simmons, ch'n;
Halifax, T L Emory; Northampton, W C Bowen;
Warren, W A Montgomery; Edgecombe, Frank
Powell; Bertie, J B Martin.
Third District Wilson, F A Woodard, ch'n;
Pitt, Harry Skinner; Vance, A C Zollicofler;
Martin, Harry Stubbs; Greene, W A Darden;
Nash, Jacob Battle; Franklin, E W Timberlake.
Fourth District Wake, W N Jones, ch'n!
Wayne, C B Aycock; Harnett, D H McLean;
Johnston, N It Richardson.
Fifth District Durham, J S Manning, ch'n;
Chatham, J G Rencher; Granville, John W Hayes;
Guilford, U R King; Alamance.James A Graham;
Orange, C E Parrish; Caswell, George N Thomp
son; Person, James F Terry.
Sixth District New Hanover, DeBrutz Cutlar,
ch'n; Lenoir, C C Daniels; Duplin, Dr. M H
Moore; Sampson, E W Kerr; Pender, John T
Bland; Carteret, A H Chadwick; Jones, P M
Pearsall; Onslow, A C Huggins.
Seventh District Anson, J D Pemberton.ch'n;
Cumberland, Robert ttuske; Columbus, o b Ale
Daniel; Robeson, N A McLean; Richmond, W H
Neale; Bladen, C C Lyon; Brunswick, F M
Moore; Moore, J C Black.
Eighth District Cabarrus, W G Means, ch'n;
Iredell, J B Connelly; Rowan, Theo F Kluttz;
Davidson, T B Eldridge; Randolph, A C Mc
Allister; Montgomery, J M Brown; Stanly, Sid
Ninth District Wilkes, W W Barber, ch'n;
Rockingham. John M Galloway: Forsyth. E E
Gray; Yadkin, R C Puryear; Alleghany, E L
Vaughan; Davie, E C Morris; Stokes, Walter
King; Surry, A B Galloway.
Tenth District Burke, S McD Tate, ch'n;
Henderson, S V Pickings; Caldwell, Thos M
Vance; Ashe. J W Todd; Watauga, E F Lovill;
Mitchell, D 8 Elliott; Yancey, J E Rhyne; Mc
Dowell, G G Eaves.
Eleventh District Union, D A Covington,
ch'n; Mecklenburg, Piatt D Walker; Gaston, R
W Sandifer; Lincoln, W A Hoke; Catawba, M
L McUorkle; Cleveland, R McBrayer; Ruther
ford, M H Justice: Polk, J C McLelland; Alex
ander, E B Jones.
Twelfth District Buncombe, George A Shu
ford, ch'n; Madison, Col John McElroy; Tran
sylvania, W A Gash; Haywood, W W String
field; Jackson, Walter E Moore; Macon,
Kope Elias; Clay, T C Kitchens; Cherokee, J
W Cooper; Graham, W G Phillips; Swain, A H
The Morrison Tariff Bill.
The bill being now fairly before the
House, (says the Richmond Whig) the
leaders have been quite busy for several
days marshaling their forces for the fray.
A dispatch from Washington says that
Mr Morrison and Mr Randall, who are re
garded as the leaders of the friends and
the opponents of the bill respectively.have
been actively engaged in interviewing
doubtful members to ascertain how they
stand. The result is, Mr Randall has
satisfied himself that he can safely rely
upon a following oi thirty-five or forty
Democrats to oppose the measure, which
will, of course, insure its defeat. The op
position is composed chiefly of members
whose constituents are injuriously affected
by the bill, embracing quite a large num
ber from the South. Virginia, West Vir
ginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and
Louisiana furnish a considerable portion
of the patriotio band'"who have the good
sense and the moral ooArage to resist the
passage of a measure which, the Atlanta
Constitution truly says, "would retard the
material development of the South beyond
any panio or business depression that could
The Tradesman, an ably edited journal,
published at Chattanooga, Tenn., devoted
to the industrial interests of the South,
"Considerably more than half the South
ern daily press circulation, stoutly oppose
the Morrison-Hewitt Tariff bill. With al
most one aooord it is agreed this bill is in
no sense a revision of the tariff but a
mere tinker. It does nothing but cut into
the duties here and there in the most un
reasonable way, and totally at variance
with the free trade as well as with the
protective principle. It is neither a re
form of the abuses of the present duty
list, nor such an increase of the free list as
the situation would warrant. The pro
posed reduction of the sugar duty is point
blank against the 'tariff for revenue only
creed, while putting coal,' iron-ore and
wool on the free list strikes at the laborer
and agriculturist, the most numerous
classes of the country. The slashing
down of the duty oa coarse cottons and
woolens and maintaining high rates on
fine textiles, is, like the sugar reduction, a
direct thrust at the South and Southern
mills, which now make the bulk of the
coarse fabries produced in the country.'
Louisville, Ky., April 16. There is
much excitement and indignation here
over the reappointment of Mrs. Virginia
Thompson as Postmistress of Louisville,
and an indignation meeting has been
called for Saturday evening. Democrats
are exasperated and Republicans are
pleased, as they claim that Mrs Thompson
is a Republican. Democrats condemn
the course of Representative Willis, and
lay the blame of the appointment entirely
Uf. C. Supreme Court Decisions.
February. Term, 1886.
Ahgier s.Howard,--l. Where t-be sub
scribing witness to a;: bond is dead, jsvi
dence of ibis handwriting is admissible lo
prove the execution of the bond, and it is
for the jury to say whether or not the
bond was executed.
2. Where a note is under seal the holder
need not show any consideration.
3. Where the jury were allowed to take
a certain paper with them to their consul
tation room, it cannot be assigned as error,
if the appellant expressly agreed that they
might do so.
Jones vs. Desern and others. 1. When
an issue of law is joined in a special pro
ceeding is the duty of the clerk to trans
mit it to the judge for his decision.
2. It is the duty of the judge to decide
the question thus presented, and to trans
mit his decision in writing to the clerk,
who will then proceed with the special
proceeding according to law.
3. It is irregular for the judge in mak
ing his decision to order the clerk to place
the proceeding on the docket of the regu
lar term for trial it being the duty of the
clerk to do this without Buch order when
an issue of fact is joined.
4. When an issue of fact is joined in
such proceeding, or issues of both fact
and law, it is the duty of the clerk to place
the proceeding on the docket of the trial
term, for trial.
5. When the issues of both fact and law
are decided, the clerk proceeds to give all
other orders and judgments as and for the
court, these orders and judgments being
regarded as made by the court through
its proper officer.
Homestead Decision. In the case of
State ex rel. Pate vs. Harper the Su
preme court has rendered the following
1. A debtor is entitled to have his per
sonal property exemption ascertained up
to and immediately before the sale.
2. After an execution has been returned
with the allotment of the personal proper
ty exemption, it becomes an estoppel, but
as long as the process remains in the offi
cer's hands such allotment is in fieri and
may be corrected.
3. If property belonging to the judg
ment debtor has been omitted by the ap
praisers, they have the power to correct
4. While an unregistered mortgage is
not valid as to third parties, yet the lack
of registration cannot subject to sale under
execution property which would be exempt
if there was no mortgages.
The following cases from the eleventh
district were disposed of :
Springs vs. Howie; continued. Potney
vb. Funderburk; continued. Ware vs.
Nesbit; argued by Jones & Hard wick for
plaintiff and Jones & Johnston for de
fendant. Harry vs. Hambright;continued.
Setzer vs. Setzer; put to end of district.
Wilson vs. Lineburger; put to end of
docket. State vs. Fox; argued by At
torney General for the State; no counsel
for defendant. Carolina Iron Co. vs.
Abernathy; argued by R W Sandifer for
plaintiff and VV P Bynum for defendant.
State vs. Sneed; argued by Attorney
General for State and W P Bynum for
defendant. State vs. Gardner,from Union;
argued by Attorney General for State and
Covington & Adams for the defendant.
State vs. Starnes, from Union; argued by
Attorney General for State and Covington
& Adams and Strayhorn & Beck with for
Opinions were tiled by Justices of the
Supreme Court on Monday, the 19th, as
Long vs. Jarratt, from Yadkin; error;
reversed and action dismissed without
prejudice. Ripley vs. Arledge, from
Henderson ; affirmed. State vs. Fanning,
from Henderson; affirmed. Slay vs. Yar
borough, from Haywood ; certiorari or
dered. Vaughan vs. Lewellyn, from
Rockingham ; error. State vs. Cunning
ham, from Macon ; error. Petty vs. Ros
seau, from Wilkes ; affirmed. Phipps vs.
Pierce, from Ashe ; affirmed. State vs.
Mikels, from Ashe ; affirmed.
Opinions were delivered on Monday,
the 12th, as follows:
: Lytle vs. Lytle, from McDowell; no er
ror; affirmed. Taylor vs. Cranberry Com-
Sany, from Mitchell; affirmed. Speer vs.
ames, from Yadkin; error; new trial
awarded. Little vs. Berry, from Burke;
error; judgment of Superior Court re
versed, and that of the clerk affirmed.
Brittain vs. Mull, from Burke; error.
Hardin vs. Ray, from Ashe; modified and
remanded. Depriest vs. Patterson, from
Iredell; account to be reformed.
The Richmond and Danville System.
For some days past the shares of the
Richmond and Danville Railroad Com
pany have been advancing in the New
York stock market. This advance was
not without sufficient reason, for it was
based first npon the report of the increased
earnings of the road, and secondly upon
the prospect of a complete consolidation of
the Virginia Midland with the Richmond
and Danville railroad, which would de
crease the operating expenses while in
creasing the efficiency in the management
of the system. Negotiations were going
on in New York several days last week
looking to the proposed consolidation and
the proper provision for the liabilities of
the Midland company. The negotiation
having been conoluded, the transfer of the
property of the Virginia Midland Rail
road Company was formally made to the
Richmond and Danville Company, at
Alexandria, on Friday last, under a lease
ot ninety-nine years, Vice-President Mc-
Anerney turning over the property to Col.
A. S. Buford, in the presence of witnesses,
and the officers of the Richmond and Dan
ville road formally took possession of the
It is stated that the terras of the lease
require the Richmond and Danville Com
pany to pay five per cent, per annum on
the mortgages of the Virginia Midland
Company amounting to $12,500,000, and
give the net earnings of the leased road
over fixed charges and operating expenses
to its stockholders. From this contract,
we suppose the Midland Company will is
sue a new five per cent, mortgage of
$12,500,000 to take up its present indebted
ness, which was the scheme discussed to
the Board in New York. This lease is ex
pected to result in the improvement of the
property of the Midland Company and in
the more efficient working of its road.
The Richmond and Danville railroad,
which came out of the war a wreck, has.
by the dauntless courage and persever
ance of its owners and managers,developed
into one of the great railway systems of
the country, and, much as it has done for
Richmond and Virginia, it promises to-do
far more in the future. The step just
taken will strengthen this ' system,-!
Richmond Whig, dth; ' !
TiMk-ltdprdTtding for the erection of a
fire-proofcjiaU of arecords - irf Washington
was reported favorably by M.I Vest lroin
the Committeeootf-TttbUc .Buildings and
Grounds: and o5MrTesVstnotion the
Senate passed the bill.!, J
In the House, Mr Crairfbr Texas, in
troduced a bill for the distribution among
States and Territories, for educational
purposes, the proceeds of , the sale of
Dublic lands. (The till was . referred la
the Committee on Education the House
. . , . 1UK Ul lb IB. Alio limiKo wuv uavo in-
by a vote of 26 to 47 Refusing jorisferjH. uaWaaligAt
to the Committee on Labor.) Aanna h;h ntifiinai m fnlinur
Mr O'Ferrail has been requested to pre
pare the minority report in opposition to
the passage of the James bill to permit
commercial travelers to sell by sample,
fcc, without license. The report will be ;
signed by Messrs Reagan, Crist, Iron and
O'Ferrail. Their opposition is based upon
the loss of revenue to the States which
the passage of the bill will involve, and
which would, they think, necessitate in
creased taxation of real estate and .per
sonal property. Mr ; O'Ferrail does' not
think that the bill can pass the House. j
"The bill to permit any person to fish in
the tidewaters of Virginia, which was
first referred to the Committee on Com
merce, has been referred to the Commit
tee on the Judiciary, where it will remain.
The Library Committee has determined
to report favorably the bill introduced
by Mr O'Ferrail, appropriating $25,000
to build a monument at Winchester,. Va.,
over the grave of Gen. David Morgan,
one of the heroes of Buebec, the Cowpens,
and other Revolutionary battles
Mr Cabell introduced a bill to reduce
the tax upon liquors distilled from fruits
to 25 cents per proof gallon alter July 1,
1886, but prohibiting the manufacture of
liquor partly from fruit and partly from
grain. - The section forbids the destruc
tion of distilling apparatus or other pro
perty seized by an officer or agent of the
internal revenue for violation of the in
ternal revenue laws, unless the same is of
less value than $20, but shall be taken to
a place of safety and sold under forfeiture
by a court having jurisdiction of such
cases. The proceeds of such sale shall be
used to pay the necessary expenses in
curred in the seizure, removal, forfeiture
and sale of such property.
The select committee on labor troubles
held a meeting and resolved to summon
Gould, Hopkins, Powderly and Mc
Dowell. The committee is anxious to
secure all of the correspondence between
these gentlemen in relation to Western
strikes, and will begin its investigation
here on Tuesday with the examination of
Powderly and McDowell, who will be fol
lowed Wednesday and Thursday by Gould
and Hopkirn. On Sunday next the com
mittee will start for St. Louis and after
taking such testimony at that point as
may be deemed material, it is probable
that the members will divide into two
sub committees, one proceeding to Atchi
son, Kansas, and the other to Fort Worth,
Texas, to collect information relating to
the strike at those places and along the
lines of the route. The committee is dis
posed to report at an early day, but is
determined to make their investigation
thorough and impartial.
A Washington correspondent of the
A Congressional investigation into the
proposed Bhip canal on the coast of North
Carolina will be undertaken, this week.
The Committee on Railways and Cauals
will send out a sub-committee on Friday.
I understand that two North Caiolina
members, those who were immediately in
terested in the improvement, Col. Green
and Mr Skinner, will be of the party.
Indeed the latter is largely instrumental
in getting up the enquiry. This proposi
tion was first reported favorably in. Con
gress in 1818, it my memory : serves me,
and since that early date many efforts
have been made to establish a good ship
way along the Atlantic coast lrom New
York to Florida. As a part of the water
ways are already open it will require as
to this simply a deepening of channels.
In other places links are to be formed be
tween rivers and sounds or other rivers.
Mr Skinner's bill to increase the pen
sion of Bryant Waters from eight to fifty
dollars per month is worth ' notice. The
venerable Waters hurt his ankle while
acting as a drummer boy in the war of
1812 and ever since has not had the free
use of the limb. The aooident was caused
by some soldiers pushing a boat's oargo
of wood against him. Other private bills
were introduced by Messrs Skinner, John
ston and Cowles. Thai's the way the
money goes. - ;
A subject has been before the 'North
Carolina Democratic Association which
attracts some attention among Caro
linians. It seems that the well known
carpet-bagger, Tim Lee, an office-holder
under Republican administrations, knows
how to secure office under a Democratic
President. He has a place in the Gov
ernment Printing Office, and some Demo
crats enquire, how was this thing brought
The following have been appointed
store-keepers and gangers : ' J M Spicer,
Wilkes county; J P Harris, McDowell.
J P Rosseau of Wilkesboro, has been ap
pointed general deputy collector tor
Wilkes county. ,
Wm. Billings & Bro. started a new dis
tillery at Trap Hill, Wilkes county, March
29, with T M Jones storekeeper and
gauger. W A Rankin started a distillery
at Ml. Holly, Gaston county, March 30,
with W II Herndon store-keeper and
gauger. The largest distillery in the
State was started at Brevard, N. C,
March 22, by J C Cooper, with L W Tur
biville, store-keeper and. gauger. ,; The
General Deputies are looking lively after
moonshiners these days. Messrs. Means
and Baird are around in Rutherford and
Col. Jasper Stowe, we learn, made a
seizure of 100 gallons of whiskey last week
in the lower part of Gaston county which
he placed in the hands flf a deputy sheriff
until it could be properly disposed of.
But alas ! the night after Col. Stowe cap
tured the whiskey, some men went to the
deputy sheriff's house, called him out and
presented an order signed in Col. Stowe's
name for the immediate delivery of the
whiskey. Next morning it was found
that the order was a forgery, but it " was
too late; the whiskey and the men were
gone. Newton Enterprise. i:
Railroad passes are not' gifts to
newspaper men. The schedules ot the
various roads usually occupy a space cf
one-half column and sometimes one and
one-half columns.) The average price for
that space in newspapers is $50 to $100
per year. ' We do not believe there are a
half dozen editors in the State who travel
during the entire year .enough to aggre-
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gie uii vu amount. poncora fmes.
Another Suit on. the Special Tax-Bonds.
4f Front thK!Ieighbfver j U '
Sdveraliuitsj lave Heretofore Ui?n,
Krnnnkt nrf thA Nlf5. Snecial Tar Honda:
buLJthey ere6eedily (throwp otfcrW Hale of Raleighfor ajdop
character have now Oegun. lhe MODa -
i nnw beoDD. The feroba-
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of speculative securities with a view
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turning a penny on Wall street.
We have noticed for some time a pecu
liar activity In these bonda on the j stock
exchange and now' realize what'the mean-
ins of it is. The parties who nave in-
the bringing of these suits.
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All the questions involved in the suits
that are now about to be brought- have
already been before the-Federal' Court
and have been adjudicated favorably to
the people of this State. There will hard
ly be a rise in these defunct bonds. ' '
The alleged basis of the present suits is
the alleged discovery that in 1875 Con
gress passed an act conferring on the
Federal Courts ''jurisdiction in all cases
arising under the constitution." '-'
And so they say that a citizen ot any
State having a controversy with it rela
tive to a contraot which the State has
broken, may seek his remedy in the Fed
eral Court; as if such a case were one
arising under the Federal constitution !
Save the mark! And again they1 say
that the XI amendment1 to the constitu
tion only forbids suits against a Stale
from being brought 'by non-residents,
leaving the Courts open to hear claims
on the part of residents. Such reasoning
is trivial. " '' : '' '
, Among the suits -heretofore brought
was one seeking exactly the same remedy
as is proposed in thete new. proceedings
to require the Auditor to put on his
schedule of taxes to be collected by the
Sheriff, the -particular special taxes levied
in the acts authorizing the issue of the
bonds. Without doubt such ' a suit can
be instituted and maintained - up to the
point where it appears to the Court that
the Legislature ha9 directed the Auditor
not to do that particular thing.' As soon
as that : appears the- suit terminates, for
the Court caunot make an order requiring
the Auditor to do what the Legislature
has directed him not to do. Such in gen
eral terms has beea the - decision of the
Federal Court here,, if our recollection is
right, and we think it is. And as all this is
as, well known to those interested in these
suits as it is to us, we must conclude that
the sole purpose of this new legislation is
merely, to scare somebody. Well, some
body will not be scared. There will be
no compromise of the special tax bonds.
; Periodically the holders of these bonds
make a little noise in the world to lt us
know that they still live, and whenever
any move is made by, tbem to enforce
their alleged rights in the premises, it is
in order to recall the beginning, and the
end of the great iniquity., . A Legislature
was voted for in a part of the territory
composing military district. No. 2, the
headquarters of the satrapy being at
Charleston, S. C, under the orders of one
L. V. Caziare, A. A. G.,1 and in due time
by the grace of the satrap the , alleged re
sult of the voting, was announced. Tens
of thousands of people voted on that occasion-
Who under, the constitution and
laws of the State of. North Carolina had
no right to vote, and the Legislature when
it assembled was in the nature of a revo
lutionary body. The opposition to it
was loud and. pronounced..!, The world
was given warning that its existence was
due to the exorcise of a vis major a
The obligations it assumed : on behalf
of the State of North Carolina were taken
in the face of these well known circum
stances. , t j :f" . .
, There was a risk attending them, a risk
which the holders knowingly ran when
they took the bonds. Possibly ' the issue
of these bonds might have been acquiesced
in by the people, and in "that event the
holders would 'have done1 a good stroke
of business in taking the chances,1 but it
turned out differently. ''' M '
! That body a sort of de facto Legisla
ture a revolutionary assembly of repre
sentatives was soon organized by astute
manipulators into a grand conspiracy for
the issuing of State securities. 1 A ring
set up for sale the privilege of controlling
State bonds by the million and,' having
purchased a sufficient number of the rep
resentatives, some with money and some
with other valuable consideration, the
ring made good its bargains' with those
who dealt with it. : - i . : -. -
Altogether bonds to the amount of
$26,000,000 were authorized, and the car
nival began.' With perhaps one or two
notable exceptions, every map who' took
one of these bonds took it with notice of
these circumstances. " : ' ' '.""' '
' Even to-day no prudent man would in
good' faith buy bonds ' of the State of
North Carolina being part of an issue of
twenty-six millions. ' i;
But there were honest men even in the
Legislature of 1868, and the ' honest men
rallied,-nd under the leadership of both
Republicans and Democrats, forced
through the same body that had author
ized these wild-cat measures, a jlaw that
in effect repudiated the, whole business
The honda not yet delivered were stopped
in transitu ; ethe railroad presidents were
directed to turn into ithe treasury all re
maining iq their possession ;;,and the aots
authorizing the issues .were repealed. ( Sol
swiftly followed the repentant headache
after the drunken, frolic.:, But .the gamb
ling operators had , also been quick and
about eleven millions of the bonds , had
passed on Wall street without any, ade
quate consideration. The purchasers were
put on their guard from the beginning
they obtained the. bonds as accessories to
abominable frauds and in no light can
they be regarded as innooent holders. ; '
i There is a maxim in law that .from a
base act no cause of action arises; and a
this- particular -case -the -whole .business
from beginning to end was of. af base
lhe people of the State say, therefore,
that the holders of these bonds have no
moral righU The, suits .that thejr have
heretofore'1 fustitoted 1 'without - avail 'de
monstrate that they have no legal right.
Without moral fight and without legal
right, therefore, the possessors of these
bits of paper, whose very existence is an
offence against , honesty and right, have
no claims that are recognized in morals'
or are enforceable at law. The alleged
purchasers bought on speculation took
the' pig in tbo bag--and the'speoolatioD
turned out badly. The . tree will lie as it
Colored Knights' of Labor. Galvks
jor, April 20. A special to tbeNews
from Texarkana says; It has' been dis
covered that witbiu thejgaft three weeks
gtf t of Laljor haye organised
several colored assemblies ia thi vicinity
of Texarkana, K both in Arkansas and
ble obiect of the suits is to bull thrs-Us4ePa"raeni- 16 18 a very "meiy publics
State Hews& J'l
W'e are indebted to, the riublishir, Mr l
lna autnority ot tne &tate .
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. . Fiii t i . i f
iiuu. j. ue uuuk (.ream ui eacn seoiion OI
the Stale in its respective subdivision,
with the soil, production and climate of
eacht together with a succinct view of
eachsection by ' obuniiei ?with the area,
population, industries and products of
each. Ifr also makes , a review of the
minerals, mines, lactones, nsheries, dec, ot
the whole States--A table giving full and
accurate statistic by counties as obtained
from the last census,, aad. a, map: of , tb
State are added. The work is of great
value to those ,. seeking information of
North Carolina. It should be remember
ed, however; that since 1880 the popula
tion of many of the counties has been
largely increase. ' - :
Chief Justice Waite and Judge
Bond will be at Charlotte for ' the June
term of the U. S.i Court.- Greensboro
North State. '
' A Clericai, Tbiax. The M ecklenburg
Presbytery will convene here on April
28th. The . trial of , Rev., Robinson of
Mecklenburg, will claim their attention.
This clerical brother and his wife do not
"harmonize" and since their separation, he
has lived on his South Carolina plantation.
Rev. Robinson was suspended last ' year
by the Presbytery. Shelby Aurora.
Capt. John R.'Erwin, clerk 'of Meck
lenburg Superior Court has made a tran
script of the proceedings for divorce in the
case of Mrs. M.'A. Robinson' against her
husband, Rev. Df"P. Rtfbinson, former
pastor of Sharon ohurchi This transcript
is for the ute of the Mecklenburg , Presby
tery. .Mrs. Robinson, it , will ;be remem
bered, sued for a divorce on the'ground
that ber husband brutally misused; knd
treated her, and the divorce was granted.
The erring preacher , was then in Texas,
and is still there. .. His case is to be inves
tigated and.fiually passed upon at the ap
proaching meeting of Presbytery, and the
divorca transcript i to be used in evidence,
Observer. . t -:t :, vs.
i Two Mobb-Injunctions ! The Massa
chusetts & Southern - Construction ' Co.,
working under the charter of the Ruther-
iord Railway Construction Co.', have trials
and tribulations innumerable: There will
this month be - filed two more Injunction
suits' against the Rutherford Railway Con
struction' Co. by : ex-Judge - Bynum 'for
parties in Rutherford nd Cleveland;
There is a strong element in Rutherford
hostile to the present route and they have
employed lawyers' to file an Injunction
against the i bonds being ' placed ou the
market.' Col. Coxe has now the bonds in
his charge. They -will claim that there
was not legal majority (lacking 300
votes) and non-compliance with the route
designated by the charter. The merits
of this- suit we leave to a legal tribunal.
Several citizens ' in Cleveland have also
employed counsel and will in a -few days
file an Injunction against the: signing of
Cleveland county bonds by our Chair
man I. W. Garrett. Shelby Aurora.- ' "
1 The negroes in" the employment of
the Massachusetts and Southern Construc
tion Company,' in Rutherford county,
N.'C, have organized a oourt, with sheriff,
judge, &c, and when any of their 'num
ber ia suspected of, theft he is arrested,
tried,' and if found guilty, flogged in good
old style. " Two of.1 them ' received "flog
gings the other day for stealing. ' ''
JSP We learn that" Rev. John R.
Brooks' chances for the Methodist Bishop
rick are steadily improving, and are ahead
of aoy-other-of -bie4rthro4o the Confer-,
ence. He is a mai of. ability) of piety r5of
simplicity, 'of highest personal 'worth. But
'.North Carolina will hardly be honored.
Wilmington Star, , , . , .(..:. ...
; ir" The paragraph in the Landmark
of last week, noting the temporary suspen
sion from duty of Conductor Newland of
the Western North Carolina Railroad.was
copied from the Salisbury Herald.,, The
suspension was for ten days and was for
smoking while on duly. Capt. Newland
is again in charge of hlstrairt&tolevt7e
Landmark., f -i -n i
Col. V William" Walton, guardian
for Capt. J. C. Tate, sold 250 bushels of
corn , last' Saturday, averaging 39 cents
per bushel, cash, at the crib. Mora anion
i ir The Richmond & Danville Rail
road Company, have voluntarily advanced
the wages of all ot their employees on
every branch ot their system. Exchange.
Bubnt. VVhile everybody was away
from home, Tuesday, the residence of Mr
Man. Combs of Concord 1 6 wnBhip, caught
fire and was entirely consumed 'with allot
its contents. "Mr Combs' crops of wheat
and corn, as also his bacon, were in the
house, and wre:burned.? ; He deserves
much sy mpathy. r He has lost his all. He
was Warried ftbo'uta ear gd and- w a1 just
getting a start in the world. He and bis.
wife and infant have nothing left except
the clothing they had on when the - house
Was burned. -r-Slatesville Landmark.'
I3T Uev.-M. T. Yates1, a distinguished
Baptist missionary jn China, has decided
to revisit bis old home' id North Carolina
during this year , He has been iu China
88 years. Exchange, , . , , : u
A Hair-Bbbadth Escape. A few days
ago, Mr W. P. Crump of Stanly county,
who keeps the ferry on Rocky, River, at
Crump's Mills, missed being shot dead bfi
ope ot his neighbors, by a hair s breadth.
He was turkey hunting, as was his neigh
bor, Mr John Smith. 1 Both were yelping
for the-ganie j and each thought; thai other
a turkey. Mr Crump was stooping close
to ground, peering : through the bushes,
trying to get a glimpse at what he con
peiyed to be the advancing bird. Mr
Smith wa similarly engaged. A Mr
Crump was mpying bis headj, first to one
side, and then to the other, Mr Smith es
pied his black hat, all that he saw, little
thinking that Bill Crump was hiding . be
hind that hat. Mr Smith, who is one of
the best rifle shots in this part of the State,
raised his gun, took a deliberate aim and
banged away. The ball grazed the hat,
leaving raokj teshpwjwhee j;.ba)d
tpyeled. efqre reaching the hat," the
ba)l siruekja twig ioii a tree, about two
feet in front pf Mr Crump and cut' jt-ip
twain. This, it is believed, caused the
ball to turn from its original line, thus
saving Mr Crump's life. Wadesboro In
Thk Wheat CaopMr David Ram
saur, one of the oldest farmers in this
county said last Saturday that the wheat
prospect this year was the finest be had
ever seen. Some farmers express the fear
that the wheatd oat arpf tf "forward"
thia year and may be seriously damaged
by cold weather, if any cpmes. Lincoln
Mi ttngjof Associate Reformed Presbytery.
Riiormed fJynod ot' the fcoulh, me ltt
Gt'iad churpb, K icklenbur oounty, five
tnj'Ja weajtcf Hitr .evilIe;Apri12v188ff
InHhe absence of heVetiring "moderator,
Rev. J. M. Todd, the opening exercises
were conducted by Rev. Dr. Ross of York
county, S. C, the oldest minister, who
preached the opening sermon. At the
conclusion of his sermon Rev. J. C.
Galloway of Yorkville, was elected mode
rator. The proposed basis of union between
ihT TTniUilTr,PifriyyttH" r,hmtWMf.4
North America, and, the Associate .ae
formed Church came up for consideration.
Alter some' debate the following preamble
and resolutions were adopted by a. vote pf
22 to 10: " . ; . . ; '-
AYheress, There are negotiations before
u 8 looking to union between the United
Presbyterian Church and our Church, . .
'Resolved, 1st,;, That;-for , prudential
reasons the final vote be postponed until
the next regular meeting of. Presbytery,
Resolved, 2, That we believe' the present
basis is not seriously objectionable ; and
the onion desirable. ; 1- i V- j ,. ...
. There were 43 members of Presbyterj
present with 5 ministers absent, andtbe
proceedings were" harmonious.
i The pastoral relations between7 'Dr. J.
E. Pressly and the congregations of Cod
dle Creek and New Perth was dissolved..
Rev; J. M. Grier will supply the latter
and Amity during the; summer, dividing
bis time between them.' The mission in
Charlotte will be supplied by Rev. J. S.
MoffatL Rev. M. W. Pressly, receiving
at call to the North Church, Philadel
phia, was transit rred to connect, with the
United Presbyterian Presbytery of Phila
elphia. .. . ,
' The next meeting will be held in States-
ville on Jttondayafter) tb (Ulthf Sabbath
in August next. , We were very kindly
treated by the people of GUead bat we
know, that when we meet in your-hospita
ble town you will be far lrom suffering by
the cdmparison. Rev. W. M ' Hunter in
Statesoille Landmark. ,.; .
j J'.','An Unusual Sight. in Alabama!.!-
I sit to-day, April 5, 1886, away here in
the Sunny South,' in the midst of a great
snow-storm., From the window of the
parsonage on lhe Yorkville Circuit, of the
North Alabama Conference,I see a strange
sight snow fall iog isydlakes j asj large as
goose-down, and so thick that 1 cau hard
ly discern the -Torest a 'hundred yards
away. ; lo the right is the garden, with
rows and beds of green vegetables - from
two to eight inches high; a, strawberry
oea.jn tun oioom,. with many young
strawberries as large as wren , eggs;
shrubbery and flowers in the yard, looking
green and beautiful, ' but growing white
and cold under the fast gathering snow;
white mulberry trees, . peach .and - plum
trees, some in more than half-grown
foliage', and some nearly so; Irish potatoes
high as my band; young chickens, ' green
grass, and jonquils in abundance all, all
in slghfV Now the cedars'and plnesare
bending to the ground with ice and snow.
O how cold lR. O. . lsbell in Nashville
Advocate. t " .. . . . . .
Gov. Bate of Tennessee, has ap
pointed ex-Congressman W C Wittborne
to succeed Hon. Howell h.. Jackson as U.
S. Senator from Tennessee.
of Trains at
RICHMOND & DANVILLE AND ATLANTA
& CHARLOTTE AIR LINE.
No. 50 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
- 2:50 a. m. Leaves for Atlanta at 8:00 a. m.
oi Arrives at Charlotte lrom Atlanta at 5.00 a.
m. Leaves for Richmond at 4 50 a. m,
No. 52 Arrives at Charlotte from Richmond at
, 12:35 p. m. Leaves for Atlanta at 12:45 p. m.
No. 53 Arrives at Charlotte from Atlanta at
; ; 6:10 p. m. Leaves for Richmond at 6:30 p. m.
CHARLOTTE, COLUMBIA '& AUGUSTA!
Arrives from Columbia at 6:10 p. m.' '
Leaves for Columbia at 1KX) p. m.
V., T. b 6. Division.
Arrives from Statesville at 10:45 a. m. ; '
Leaves for Statesvile at 6:35 p. m.
. CAROLINA: CENAL.
jjeaves ior Wilmington at ouo p. m
Laurinburtr at 7:40 a. m.
Arrives from Wilmington at 7:50' a. m
i from Laurtnburg at 4:40 p. m. ,
Shelby Division of Carolina. Central.
Leaves for Shelby at 8:15 a. m.
Arrives from Shelby at 5.40 p. m.
RALEIGH & AUGUSTA AIR-LINE R. R.
Passenger Train Leaves Hamlet 2:45 a m, arrives
1 at Raleigh 90 a. &-, t r.'ft - ifrirr. J A
Leaves Raleigh at 7:00 p m, arrives at Hamlet
I ; 1:85 am.- i-t..;.. ,:.. - t
WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD ' SCHEDULE.
Passenger train leaves Salisbury 11.25 A. M., ar
rives at Asheville at 6 16 P. M., and at Paint
Rock at 9.15 p. m. .' -
Leaves Paint Rock at' 7.00 a. m., and Asheville
at 9.56, and arrives at Salisbury at 5.80 p. m.
CAPE PEAR YADKIN VALLEY ROAD.
Leaves Greensboro 9:50 a. m. . . -. , r ,
Leaves Fayettesville 4 p. m; arrives at Bennetts
: - vine, a. 7:30, p. m. - : : ; :
Leaves Bennettsville, 8. C, 80 a. m.; Leaves
" Fayetteville 125 p. m arrive at Greens
boro fljQO P. m. : !
' No one allowed to ride on freight trains.
: T. C. Smith & Co. have on hand a full line of
Homcepathic medicines from Boeiicke &rafel's
Pharmacy, New York ;all and see the medi
cines and get a little book, explaining all about
the treatment of common ailments. V.
, The " only durable wall finish Alabastine
superior to Kalsomine ready for use by adding
hot water sold in Charlotte only by T; C.
Smith & Co. Manufactured at Grand Rapids,
Michigan.. , - ... . .... r: . ;.
The best half dollar Hair Brush hi the city at
T. C. Smith & Co.'s Drug Store genuine Eng
lish goods also Tooth Brushes at 10 cents to 25
cents. -i :
' French Blacking very large box for 10 cents
Shoe Polish also for Ladies'; Shoes at same
Erice-r8end to T. C. Smith & Co. and get a
ottle. ' - ' !
Buffalo Lithia Water Congress. Water Tate
Spring Water-nWolf Trap, Lithia-rRockbrldge
Alum, and all the other popular Mineral Waters,
may be found at T. C. 8mith 4k Co.'s corner, op
posite Central Hotel. . .
' If you want Kerosene Oil by the barrel, send
your orders to T. C. Smith & Co , and get the
bottom price all the time bitrels taken in ex
change for oil.
If you have a small job1 of painting to do and
pan't aford to hire skilled workman, send to
T. C. Smith $ Co.'s for a bucket of Ready Mixed
Paint, .sod apply it- ypursell-gf Uftnf a4 W
gallons all colors.
' A ii It i' CJHTf H f li-T oo
Pratts Astral Oil giyes the best lighf, burns
longer and is safer than any other Oil ever intro
duced to consumers in this country T. Cl Smith
& Co., agents for 17 years.
HcKd's 'Sraat)arinai-, hundred doses for a
dollar it has been well advertised, in Charlotte
r-if you feel the need of this new remedy send
at once to T. C. 8m!th &. Co. for a bottle, and it
inay- prove to be he very panacea for you Ills.1
'"T?? SMITH CQ:.' Wholessje knd ReUU
pnjggwpsBer qDpostte Central Hotel,' Clarr
rUlSSB. rr f -
Vs , Compar&tiTe Cotton Statement.
I The following is the comparative cotton
statement for the week ending April
15 th :
Net receipts at U. 8. pons,
Total receipts to date,
Exports for the week,
Total exports to date,
Stock at all U. 8. ports.
Stock stall interior towns,
Stock at Liverpool,
Stock, of Americas afloat for
no, jw 1W.O00
Total Visible Sopply of Cotton. ...
T Nkw YoKKrAprif l7l The total visi
ble supply of cotton for the world is
2,597,851 bales; of which 208,055 bales
are American.against 2,559,614 and 2,015,
914 bales respectively last year; receipts
of ootton for1 All interior towns, 228,162
bales; receipts from the plantations 32,.
371 bales. . Crop in sight 6,170,584 bales.
Total Receipts at all American Ports since
The following are the total net re
ceipts of eotton at all United States sea
ports since September 1st, 1885 : Galves
ton, 676,900 bales; New Orleans, 1,624,509;
Mobile,. ) 235.865J XSaTnD 754,136;
Charleston, 464,042; Wilmington, 97,208;
Norfolk, 514,780; Baltimore, 64,207; New
York, 60,522; Boston, 108,846; Newport
News. 29J525: West Point. 211.540; Bruns-
wick.15,65 1 ; Port Roy al,l 1,674; Pensacola,
19,202; Indianbla,' 781; Philadelphia, 49,
197. Total 4,939,675.
ATTENTION, . FARMERS !
PATENT : H EEL n SWEEP.
. , ( It Has No Equal.
I Yes, buy and thoroughly try it and you will
forever hereafter buy WIXSON'B PATENT
HEEL SWEEP. '
j For sale by
I HAMMOND & JUSTICE,
.2 G m O O C Charlotte, N. C.
tW M. & J. R. HINES, Sole Manufactur
ers for, North , and South Carolina, Milledge-
April 2. 1886". ,' 2mpd : " ' r. .
SPBING GOODS. .
i We have just received a new and complete
stock of Spring Goods, embracing all the staple
articles known to ibe Dry Goods business. , Also
a good awortmentof f. ,? ,.( n ,f 0 , .
j Spririfi: iNoVtiUesr
Such as Chenille Wraps, Embroidered Mantles.
Shawls of Cashmere and other material in all
colors, and many new ideas in Ladies' Fancy
Purses, Hand Bags, Belts, &c. i - ;
Our stock of DRESS GOODS in celors and
black contains the newest fabrics of the season,
such as the Canvass and Etamine effects, Bcucle
Goods,- Bourette, 1 Striped -Woolens, v Spanish
Robes, and many- beautiful r combinations in
wool. ,. ; ; " ;
' Our stock of Buttons and Trimmings to match
Dress Goods is complete. In White Goods and
Embroideries, Gloves and Hosiery, Ribbons,
Handkerchiefs, Corsets and all i Bach , goods, we
are determined not to be outdone. Also an ele
gant line of y;-.H.l-,fl-VJi.noij A
i Gents' Furnishing; Goods.
' Don't fail to see our Fonr-m-Hand Ties and
Scarfs. Give us a call and let us show you our
E. L. KEESLER & CO.,
; Successors to Alexander & Harris.
; March 26, 1886. '
just i bleoeivedI ;
. i :'i -if, is -J i '. J i.
, r A nice line , of . : .. . - ,
' All-Wool Cashmere Shawls,
In Pink, Blue, Garnet, Cardinal,' Cream and
Tan. which we are selling at $1.25. ' They are
v .?.' i 'T ' -WV '-r
flJ u ,v7 V ) - .. . X h '
We are receiving the prettiest stock of DRESS
GOODS to be found in the city. Call and see
them. .' t i .u'.j
I Butterick's Metropolitan Fashion ' Sheets for
HARGRAYE3 & ALEXANDER,
. March 191886, , Hi .A . Smith Building.
j HALSTEAD'S ENGLISH
HORSE AND CATTLE
Recommended for the various diseases ''peculiar
to Horses and Cattle, such as Distemper, Hide
Bound, Loss of Appetite, Fistula, Pole Evil,
Yellow Water, Scratches, Founder, Rheumatism
or Stiff Joints, Lung -Fever, Skin Eruptions,
Coughs, Colds. &c , &c.
' These Powders are prepared with great ' care
from selected material, from the best medicines
known to Farriery, and may be 'relied upon for
all diseases for which they are recommended.
1 1377 Prepared and for sale by
fljU i A 'THOMAS REESE A CO.,
i Feb. 5, 188,,? til Druggists, Charlotte, N. C.
. , Opposite Central Hotel
j : JI ' .1 i
- WE HAVE
New Stand Opp. Central Hotel,
Where we will be pleased tqsee our customers
and friends. Respectfully, v
' ,. THOS. REESE 4 CO.
' Jnneia,l&85 ,2JwliiU
E. II. ANDREWS,
; t . Chablotts, N. C, .
Has the largest sad most complete stock of
"- P U B N I TUB E
' , '; Iu the State. .'""''- ; .
; Also, Baby Carriages,'- Coffins,
Metallic Ca3es and Burial Suits
j I buy largely and sell cheap.
j tST :Ro charge for Packing or Drayage.
; t Pianos and Organs
Of the beat makes on the installment plan. Low
prices and easy terms. -1 am Agent for LUD
DEN & BATES' MUSIC HOUSE.
j E. M. ANDREWS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer,
' Next to Wittkowsky&Barnch.
i Feb. It, 1886.
STQAQE yOB COTTON
At the Charlotte Ware-House.
If you wish to store vour Cotton this is one of
the beat and most convenient Warehouses in the
city. For terms, Ac , apply to
SPRINGS & BURWELL, or
K. A. LEE & CO.
'Bagging and Ties.
Yards !j Dundee i; Bagging.
Bundles Delta Ties at
Sf RINGS & BUR WELL'S.
marylst, 1886, we will
move to the large and convenient sore corner
College and Fourth streets. where, we will be
pleased to see our old friends and hope to make
many new one Is the meantime we are at the
OJd 8tafe wih lr of tf ? f j lit .
Groceries and Provisions,
Which we are anxious 16 SelL for Cash or it
Equivalent. , -
. f! SPRINGS &.BUK WELL.
ktIf you owp us anything we want it.