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The Abase of Lands.
From the early settlement oi this coun
try, especially in Tennessee, tne custom
among farmers has been to select the best
available lanas tor image, to Keb u
oat ot them in shortest time, and then
clear others and put them through the
tame oourse. No care in the timber, nor
regard for the wearing out of lands was
exercised. The result is growing mani
fest in worn-out fields, gullied hillsides,
reduced area of first-class agricultural
lands, and decreasing yield per acre of the
staple products of the Boil. The time has
come when the farming people will find it
difficult to find new farm lands of most
desirable kind and locality in their virgin
state, and inviting to be cleared. The
time is near when increasing population
and increased demands for increased farm
products, coupled with the decreased
extent of productive lands, will call with
an imperious voice for a hall in the pro
cesses of farming, and reversal of the
methods of the past. Instead of aban
doning fields after a few years of murder
ous cultivation and seeking for new
grounds in the dark fores.-, we will have
to recognize the fact that we must take
care of our present farms, and by judicious
tillage and good treatment reBtore to them
life and vigor, and the fertility and pro
ductiveness which they originally pos
sessed, and which they have so largely
When our forests were limitless; when
land was more abundant than people, and
so cheap as to be had for tne entry and
occupancy; when a winter's clearing
would substitute a new for a partially
worn field, there was no thought of a pos
sible end to the system; but now when
tobacco growers are looking with keen
eyes for eligible spots for plant beds, and
the owners of the best farms in the State
find rail timber exhausted and their fields,
year by year, yielding less and lens, the
necessity is more and more apparent that
our methods must be changed; aod that
instead of abusing our landed heritage,
as in the past, we must preserve and im
prove it.
This .cannot be done in a moment. It
will be the work ot time to make it uni
versal; but those who begin first will be
first to reap the fruits of the required in
evitable reform. Restoration will be the
watch-word of farmers in the future. We
have taken from the lands so much with
out recompense, they demand in a voice
that must be heard and heeded, a return
for their liberality. Tennesses Farmer.
Absorbents in the Stable.
This is the time ot year when absorb
ents Bhould be used freely about the sta
bles. Fermentation goes on rapidly these
days. Noxious gases are soou created
from the excrement, both liquid and solid.
The pungent odor of ammonia renders
the air of the stable unfit for the breath
ing of animals confined. It will soon rut
the best leather, and lrom this one may
judge whether it be fit to go into the
lungs of an animal. An odor that it of
fensive to the nostrils is dangerous to the
welfare of the animals that breathe it;
and what horse-stable is not offensive to
the senses? Even with doors and win
dows all open it is almost unbearable.
Not only are the animals injured by
breathing such air but there is a great
waste of fertilizing material attending it.
When the air reeks with ammonia a great
waste of that valuable element is going
on. Parity and economy both demand
its retention in its proper place. This
oan only be done by the tree use of ab
sorbents in the stable. For this use some
thing that will abBorb and retain both
liquid and gaseous manures. I place
muck at the head of the list for this pur
pose. Its absorptive capacity is some
thing marvelous. It will hold three limes
its own weight of liquid matter, to say
nothing of what it absorbs. It is valua
ble of itself as a manure, containing a rich
supply of plant food only second in com
pleteness to stable manure. Add to this
its value as an absorbent, and we have a
truly valuable auxiliary to the manure
heap in this muck absorbent.
It should be taken out of the bed and
well cured before using. It is a good plan
to have out a year's supply ahead. A
good quantity should be kept stored con
veniently by the stable for use at all times
and seasons. A few shovel-fuls scattered
over the floor behind the horses every
morning after the stable has been cleaned
will keep the room pure and sweet com
paratively. Next to muck, comes the dry road-dust.
This can be gathered in quantities almost
any time and stored in a good dry place.
It is a good thing to have about the prem
ises in quantity. Store away a few bar
relfnls at least for the hen-house. Nothing
can excel it for this place. The increased
value of the manure pile will much more
than pay for the labor of providing ab
sorbents, for much liquid and gaseous
manure is now allowed to go to waste.
Shrinkage of Corn.
Prof. Scoville of Kansas has been ex
perimenting to ascertain the shrinkage in
corn after it is ripe and placed in the
crib. Reports of his test are given in the
Kansas City Indicator, from which we
learn that six different varieties, weighed
Oot. 6, and stored in a room without any
artificial heat, showed an average shrink
age of 15 per cent thirty days after stor
age. One variety lost a little over 8 per
cent. On Feb. 28, 145 days from date of
gathering, the lot was weighed, and the
average loss on the whole amounted to
21 J per cent, and in one variety, called
the mammoth, the loss was exactly one
third, or 33 per cent. From the above,
the farmer may make a very close calcu
lation as to the advance in price of corn
which he must obtain in spring to make
it equal to the loss sustained in shrinkage
during winter.
An ingenious plan to save a dy
ing pear tree was adopted in the garden
of L. M. Chase of Boston. The mice had
girdled the tree so that it seemed bound
to die. Mr Chase planted four small
trees around it, and close to it, cat off the
tops, pointed the ends, and, making in
cisions in the bark of the pear, bent the
small trees, and grafted them upon the
dying trunk. They all lived, and that
tree draws its nourishment from the small
ones. This season a bushel of handsome
peart were taken from it.
dT The advantages of spreading ma
nure from the wagon as ilia drawn out
are a saving of labor and a more even dis
tribution of the double salts (ammonia,
potash, phosphates, etc.) in the soil by
rain. If the manure is heaped on tb
field and gels a heavy rain before thread
ing, the ground under the heap receive
an undue share of the best part of the
manure, which not unfrequently render
these spots barren for a season or two.
Spanish Groundpeas.
Do you want to see the salvation oi the
South ?" asked an amateur farmer of us
yesterday morning, as he marched into
our sanctum, with a couple ot ounaies o:
dark green foliage.
We confessed our desire to see such
and he laid upon our table the bundles of
foliage, with the remark :
"There it is Spanish groundpeas."
He then informed as that it was the
cheapest and best teed for stock that
could be raised, combining both forage
and corn. The stalks grow from two to
three feet in height, are heavily leaved
and succulent. On the roots are grown
the peas, which are larger than the ordi
nary ground pea, and are more proline.
The stalks grow up straight and branch
iog, instead of trailing upon the ground,
as do those of the ordinary groundpea.
When the peas are matured the stalks are
palled up, the peas clinging to the roots,
and are thrown into small piles, where
tbev soon cure in the sun, making a most
excellent fodder, while the peas have all
the fattening qualities of corn. As a food
tor cattle it cannot be excelled, and is
especially fine for milk cattle. These
peas can be grown upon tne poorest
ground, and indeed seem to do as well as
when richly fertilized. Where they are
grown in large quantities the practice is
to mow off the vines, cure them into hay,
and then turn the hogs into the field to
fatten upon the peas. Ii desired the peas
can be easily stripped off the vines after
they are cured and can be readily sold in
the market at $1 per bu&hel.
Our enthusiastic friend made the fol
lowing comparison between raising corn
and Spanish peas upon poor ground:
"On ground that will raise ten bushels of
corn to themcre, forty bushels ot peas and
two tons of forajre can be raised. Inti
mating the corn at 75 cents per bushel,
we have $7.50, while the loader is proba
bly worth $2.50, making a total ot f 10
Estimating the peas at 50 cents per
bushel, we have $20: and the forage at
50 cents per hundred, we have $20, mak
ing a total of $40. And in this I have
really estimated the peas at only half
their market value. 1 tell you it is a big
thing, and one which our farmers will
do well to investigate." Amencus (tra.)
A good farmer should never de
pend upou his neighbor for what he can,
by care and good management, produce
on his own farm. He should never beg
fruit while he can plant or graft trees; he
should never borrow vehicles or tools
wheu he can make or buy them; he should
never refuse a fair price for anything he
wants to sell; he should never undertake
to cultivate mora land than he can till
thoroughly, for while well-tilled land is
constantly improving, hall-tilled laud is
growing poorer every day. He should
always have a supply of dry kindling
wood or summer stove wood ready for his
wife, if he wishes to avoid chilling looks
from her, he should never have a brokeu
pane of glass in his house, or a gate that
will not shut. His taol-liouse should be as
clean as hi wife's sitting room, and he
should have "a place for everything, and
everything in its place."
Charles Reed was squeezed so
badly in the California wheat corner that
he had to give up 10,000 acres of the beet
farming land to the Nevada bank in order
to protect his paper. If now the bank
were compelled to give it up to actual set
tlers, would it not be a gain?
Established in 1854.
"Georgia Home,"
Virginia Fire and M ,
"Niagara," Rochester German.
" Insurance Company of North America.
Office Springscorner, Trade and Tryon streets,
Oct. 1. 1887. Charlotte. N.C.
w. m. lyTes & CO.,
Charlotte:, N. C,
Tryon Street, opposite the old Charlotte Hotel.
We keep a supply of Heavy and Fancy Gro
ceries of the best grade, such as Coffee, Teas,
Sugar, Syrups, Bacon, Hams, best grade of Flour,
Canned Goods, (Sec.
One car load of SALT just received.
We do a cash business, and therefore sell Goods
at the lowest market rates.
t5? We buy all kinds of
Country Produce,
Such as Wheat, Corn, Oats, Kye,
Dried Fruit of all Kinds,
Butter, Eggs, Chickens, &c
We pay cash for country Produce, and invite
a share ot patronage.
Aug. 19, 1887. 6m
And Clothing.
Will sell you a pair of SHOES or a suit of
CLOTHES cheaper than any other House in
Come and see us and we'll convince you. Rock
Bottom Prices on all kinds of
Dry Goods.
Big stock of "Elkin" Yarns, Socks, Blankets
and Jeans.
Sept. 23, 1887. .
At Lowest Market Prices.
Lewis' Pure White Lead.
Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil.
The Beet Ready-Mixed Paint, all Colors and
all size cans.
You can paint your buggy for one dollar, in
the best style, with Carriage Black (and other
colors ) 1 be best is sold by
Of Patent Medicines, we have all kinds by
the bottle, dozen and gross at prices always the
Dr. King's Blood and Liver Pills, Dr. King's
Jougu syrup. - ur. mng's sarsaparilla and
Queen's Delight. Dr King's Vermifuge Sold
only by
If you will give your horsea. cows, hoe and
poultry the Celebrated Kentucky Condition Pow
ders, you will have no trouble. 25 cents per
package. or sale by
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
June 10, 1S87. Opposite Central Hotel
la a pertinent article on swine
feeding the National Live Stock Journal
says: "Now the true way to fatten pigs,
at any season of the year, is to give a por
tion of coarse food, each as turnips, beets,
carrots, potatoes, oooked olover hay or
grass, the last being the natural food of
the pie and in summer always at nana.
If we take all the boss fattened in the
United States in a year, and change the
time of fattening from cold to warm
weather, one half the grain now fed will
make all the pork. This would be a sav-
iner of food, at least, to the amount of
175,000,000 per year."
And thoBe about to enter into
The unprecedented large sales by my House as
evidenced by Railroad receipts for shipments be
tween August 1st and 20th, of the nine nunorea
(900) cases and bales of goods, show how success
fully my "Wholesale" business is. xei iar
larger shipments would have been made were it
not that mv salesmen were prevented by the
heavy rains from making all the points mapped
out by me; and to all such of my old customers
I say come to Charlotte, see my colossal lines oi
Goods, from which you can make your selections
far more satisfactory than irom sample. Ana
moreover. 1 will reimburse you in pari ano per
haps in full of your outlays. Is this not fair
and liberal on my part?
A Word to New Beginners.
After 33 years of close observation in business,
I am fully convinced that by far the greatest
number of unsuccessful County Merchants is
tracable to their "first purchase." How? I will
tell you. By being lured bv men representing
"Northern Houses" to go there for their first
purchase, and many a one in doing so is thus vir
tually "busted" before getting home. Why?
1. Buying in Northern Houses where the
Goods kept are not selected (like mine) to suit
this section only, the chances are that the new be
ginner will Duy me most unsuitable biock ior
his section; hence he has his shelves full, yet
none to suit his customers. Fatal mistake No. 1.
2. In the excitement and rush of Northern
Market he buys twice, perhaps thrice, as much as
he can and ought to. Fatal mistake No. 2.
3. The injudicious and disproportionate quan
tities brought too much of some things and not
enough of others (generally the most needful)
the new beginner finds out, too late, that while he
has more Goods than he ought to have, yet must
order more Goods to help Bell off the badly
bought ones, thu9 beiDg loaded too heavily at
the start you can imagine the rest. This much
and more could be said, but a word to the wise
is sufficient.
How to avoid all this:
I have now been in business near you for 33
years, commenced from the stump up at a cross
road and grown up with the country, know ex
actly what and how you ought to buy, and I
point (with just pride) to my record as a man
and merchant, and say come to me and I pledge
mv record to take good care and protect you, and
you will say, as hundreds of others have done, 1
owe my success to you.
s. win jLuvvsis. ,
Aug. 26, 1887. Charlotte, N. C.
For Wheat and Grasses.
Just Received
One car Amnioniated Guano,
One c ir Acid Phosphate,
One car Floats or Ground Bone
For sale by
Sept. 2, 18S7. Charlotte. N. C.
Flour! Flour!!
We are dealing largely in Flour of all grades,
buying it direct from the Mills by the Car Load,
and can always give you lowest market prices.
If you want a number one good Flour, try our
"Honest" brand. It is always reliable every
sack warranted.
Submitting to the Voters of Charlotte the
Question Whether $50,000
of 5 Per Cent Bonds
Shall be Issued.
The Board of Aldermen of tlie City of Charlotte,
N. ft, do Enact, That an election be held in the
city of Charlotte on the 7th day of November, A.
D. 1887, as provided by law and the charter oi
the city, at which said election the voters of said
city shall be allowed to vote upon the question
whether the said city shall be permitted to issue
Bonds in the full sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars
($50,000) and sell the same, the proceeds of sale
to be applied to the payment of the floating debt
of the city, the improvement of the streets and
sewerage system, and the balance, if any. to such
other improvements in the city as the Board may
hereafter decide to make.
The said Bonds shall be of the denomination
of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each, payable to
bearer at the expiration of thirty (30) years from
their date, and shall bear five (5) per cent interest,
payable semi-annually, the installment or inter
est to be represented by Coupons attached to the
Bonds. The Coupons to be receivable in pay
ment of city taxes.
Said Bonds shall be signed by the Mayor and
countersigned by the Clerk and Treasurer of the
city, and sealed with the seal of the corporation.
The Coupons shall be signed by the City Clerk
and Treasurer, and shall be Orders to the Clerk
and Treasurer for the amount of interest which
they respectively call for, as they fall due.
The said election shall be held at the follow
ing places in each Ward hereinafter named, and
shall be under the control of eight Inspectors and
four Registrars, to be appointed by the Board.
Two Inspectors and one Registrar for each Ward
of the city to be appointed by the Board, each
one appointed to be a resident of the Ward for
which he is appointed.
lhe Mayor shall give thirty days notice of
said election in some newspaper published in
Charlotte, N. C.
There shall be a new registration of voters for
such election, to be taken by said Registrars at
such places as the Board may appoint, where
they shall open their books for that purpose.
The Mayor, in the notice to be published by him
of said election, shall designate the time and
place, opening and closing the registration, which
tune shall not be less than twenty days before
said election.
Notice of Election.
I do hereby give notice that, pursuant to the
provision of the above Ordinance, an (lection
will be held in the City of Charlotte on Monday,
the 7th day of November, 1887, to ascertain .the
will of the voters of the city upon tho question
of issuing the Bonds therein provided for. Those
favoring the issue of said Bonds will at such
election vote a ticket on which is written or
printed the word "APPROVED," and those op
posed to the issue of said Bonds will vote a ticket
on which are written or printed the words, "NOT
APPROVED." Books for the registration of
voters will be opened on October 6th, 1837, and
will be closed on the 27th day of October, 1887,
at sunset, at the following places, and by the
Registrars named :
"Ward 1 Singer Sewing Machine Office, J. H.
Tolar, Registrar.
Ward 2 Store of Hammond & Justice, A. H.
Welsh, Registrar.
Ward 3 Store of H. C. Irwin, G. J. Williams,
Ward 4 D. G. Maxwell's office, D. G Max
well, Registrar.
The election will be held at the following
polling places and under the Inspectors named .
Ward 1 At Charlotte Hotel; Inspectors, S P.
Smith and Wm Treloar.
Ward 2 At Mayor's Court Room ; Inspector'.
B. P. Boyd and W. R. Hinton.
Ward 3 At F. A. McNinch's Office ; Inspec
tors, G. D Milton and I. H. McGinn.
Ward 4 At Court House ; Inspectors, A. C.
Summeiville and R. J. Porter.
f. b. Mcdowell.
Oct. 6, 1887. lm Mayor.
Job Printing and Book Binding.
We have secured the services of an eineripnrpd
and first-cUss Book Binder, and will for the
next 30 days make a specialty of rebinding old
Books, Magazines, Papers, Periodicals, etc , ir.
the latest and most approved styles. Now is tiie
lime 10 nave an such work done Cheap
Practical Printers and Binders,
No. 4 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, N. C.
Sept 23, 1887.
Onion Sets
For Fall planting, just received at
Sept. 23, 1887.
Springs' Corner.
We have received a large and complete stock
of Window Glass, large and small sizes, single
and double thick.
. May 15, 1886. Springs' Corner.
Boarding House.
When you arrive at Charlotte inquire for my
Boarding House, situated on Church street, be
tween 2d and 3d, near the Post Office and busi
ness. Street Cars run within a lew yards of the door.
Rates by the day $1 and $1.25 well furnished
rooms and good fare.
April 1,1887. tf
The undersigned wifl open in a few days a
choice, and well selected stock of MILLINERY,
and all other lines of Goods connected with the
Millinery Trade. Our Stock has been carefully
selected by C. M. QUERY, who has just returned
from the Northern Markets, where he has secured
all the latest Novelties and at
The Lowest Prices
Goods can be bought for cash.
Our terms (according to our written contract)
will be
Strictly Cash on Delivery,
And we assure our old friends and customers,
although we cannot charge Goods on our books,
(except by special contract,) the great advantage
we can give you in low prices will ten times over
balance the small and unsatisfactory benefit of
having Goods charged for a few days or weeks.
Our Trimming and Dress Making Department
will be managed by Mbs. QUERY, herself.
We have secured the services of that popular
and efficient Saleslady, Miss Bessie Houston.
We extend a cordial invitation to all to call
and see our
And low cash Prices, and will do our best to
please you, and guarantee entire satisfaction in
any thing you buy from us.
dF Orders by Mail solicited. They will re
ceive prompt and careful attention.
Mbs P. QUERY & CO.
March 18, 1887.
Surgical Instruments.
To supply a need long felt by the Medical
Profession of this section, we have now and will
keep constantly in stock, a full line of SURGI
CAL INSTRUMENTS, which we warrant
We are also prepared to give any and all dis
counts in any of the New York Instrument Cata
logues. Give us a call.
It. H. JOlilJAN & CO.,
Nov. 13, 1885. Druggists, Springs' Corner
A Sluggish Liver
Causes the Stomach and Bowels to be
come disordered, and the whole system
to suffer from debility. In . all such
cases Ayer's Pills give prompt relief.
After much suffering from Liver and
Stomach troubles, I nave finally been "
cured by taking Ayer's Cathartic Pills. .
I always find them prompt and thorough
in their action, and their occasional use
keeps me in a perfectly healthy condi
tion. Ralph 'W eeman, Annapolis, Md.
Twenty-five years ago I suffered from
a torpid liverl which was restored to
healthy action by taking Ayer's Pills.
Since that time I have never been with
out them. They regulate the bowels,
assist digestion, and increase the appe
tite, more surely than any other medi
cine. Paul Churchill, Haverhill, Mass
I know of no remedy equal to Ayer's
Pills for Stomach and Liver disorders.
I suffered from a Torpid Liver, and Dys
pepsia, for eighteen months. My skin
was yellow, and my tongue coated. I
had no appetite, suffered from Head
ache, was pale and emaciated. A fe
boxes of Ayer's Pills, taken in moderate
doses, restored me to perfect health.
Waldo Miles, Oberlin, Ohio.
Ayer's Pills are a superior family
medicine. They strengthen and invig
orate the digestive organs, create an
appetite, and remove the horrible de
pression and despondency resulting
from Liver Complaint. I have used
these Pills, in my family, for years, and
they never fail to give entire satisfac
tion. Otto Montgomery, Oshkosh, "Wis.
Ayer's Pills,
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Bold by all Druggists and Dealers in Medicine.
November 4, 1887.
Brazillian Axis Cut Pebbles.
For sale by Hales & Boyne, Charlotte.
They are a natural stone, almost as herd as a
diamond, take a high polish, will not scratch, nor
will moisture collect on them in warm weather.
They confer a brilliancy and a distinctness of
vision, with an amount of case and comfort not
hitherto enjoyed by spectacle wearers.
They neutralize and prevent the irritating rays
of light from entering the eye.
They improve, strengthen and preserve the
sight, thereby resting the optic nerves ral in
very many cases preventing headache.
On account of the purity of the material of
which they are made, they cause no dizziness or
wavering of sight. Every pair warranted.
The common, inferior Spectacles, which are
sold and bought, regardless of their quality or
accuracy, are made from inferior material or im
perfect Lenses discarded from better grades,
they stimulate heat, irritate and fatigue the eye,
they retract the rays of light unequally and fail
to correct all optical defects.
We wish to impress upon the public, the im
portance of taking good care of their eyes, and
never neglect using glasses when the first symp
toms of failing sight appear. Every genuine
pair is stamped with Trade-Mark BP. The Peb
bles are set in Gold, Silver, Celluloid, Steel,
Nickel, and Rubber Frames. For sa!e by
Jewelers and Opticians, Charlotte, N. C.
March 25. 1887.
Having secured the services of one of the very
best of Bakers, I am prepared to furnish Bread,
Cakes, and everything in the Bakery line.
Feb. 1 1 , 1887. East Trade Street
Pomona Hill Nurseries,
Tito and a half rnilet West of Greensboro, JV. C.
The main line of the R. & D. Railroad passes
through the grounds and within 100 feet of the
office. Salem trains make regular stops twice
daily each way. Those interested in Fruit and
Fruit growing are cordially invited to inspect
this the largest nursery in the Slate and one
among the largest in the South.
The proprietor has for many years visited the
leading Nurseries North and West, and cor
responded with those of foreign countries, gath
ering every fruit that was calculated to suit the
South, both native and foreign. The reputation
of Pomona Hill Nurseries is such that many
agents going out from Greensboro, representing
other nurseries, try to leave the impression that
they arc representing these nurseries. Why do
they do it? Let the public answer. '
I have in stock growing (and can show visitors
the same) the largest and best stock of trees, &c,
ever shown or seen in any two nurseries in
North Carolina, consisting of Apple, Peach, Pear,
Cherry, Plum, Grape, Japanese Persimmon,
Japanese Plum, Apricots, Nectarine, Russian
Apricot. Mulberry, ; Quinces. Smajl fruits :
Strawberry, Raspberry, Currants, Pecans, Eng.
liBh Walnuts, Rhubarb, Asparagus. Evergreens,
Shade Trees, Roses, &c.
Give your order to my authorized agent or
order direct from the Nursery. Correspondence
solicited Descriptive Catalogues free to appli
cants. Address,
Pomona, Guilford county, N. C.
April 29, 18S7. tf
Wholesale and Retail Dealer n
I have now in Store a well selected stock em
bracing everything found m a
First-class Furniture Store,
Hnrh na Redroom and Parlor Suits. Lounges
Tet-a-Tets, Whatnots, Marble and Wood Top
Tables, Dining Tables, washstanas, .Bureaus
Wardrobes, Book Cases, &c.
CHAIRS of all kinds and cheap Bedsteads
at prices to suit the times.
I respectfully solicit a share of patronage.
COFFINS of all grades kept on hand ready
No. 5 West Trade Street,
J n 9 1887 . Charlotte, N. C
Most Complete Stock
Coffins and Metallic Cases
In the State.
I buy lareely and sell cheap.
Pianos and Organs
Sold on easy terms A few second-hand Pianos
to rent.
July 29, 1887.
Boots, Shoes, Rubbers, Trunks
And Valises,
First National Bank Building,)
StfUTH Tryon St., Charlotte, N. C.
Specialties in Hats.
The "Boss Raw Edge" Soft Hats, the "Light
Weight" Silk Hats, most approved style
Trunks and Valises, very superior line.
Ladies' High Button Boots, Misses' High But
ton Boots, Children's High Button Boots.
Leather Back Bound Slipper Soles, Lamb's
Bound Slipper Soles, Porpoise Laces, Alma
Polish, Fine Button Hook9, Stocking Heel Pro
New lot of Navy Blue Twilled Flanntl for
Boys' Suits at 37. 50 and CO cents.
One lot of Towels, extra nice quality, at $2 75
a dozen. Be sure to see them. New lot of
Black Cashmeres, which will be sold at viry
close profits. v
All-Wool HENRIETTAS something new.
Ask to see them. Also, our new line of Black
Camel's Hair. Our line of Blacks is very attrac
tive throughout, and every lady making pur
chases in Mourning Goods will do well to ex
amine our stock.
It remains a fact that we are selling the cheap
est line of Hosiery that has ever been on the
The Goods are all new, bought at close figures,
and sold at unusually close profits.
Aug 19,1887. 11 West Trade street
A. R. & W. B. NISBET.
Wholesale and Retail
Grocers and Confectioners,
Dealers in
Tobacco, Cigars, Musical Instruments, &c
The best stock ef Groceries, Confectioneries
Prize Candies, Toys, Musical Instruments,
Strings, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Wooden-Ware
Paper Bags, Canned Goods, Glass Jellies, Crack
ers, Ponder, Shot, Salt, &c, in the city, will be
found at our
Wholesale and Retail Store.
Call and see us before buying.
A. R. & W. B. NISBET
Bibles and Testaments.
The Mecklenburg County Bible Society keep
at its Depository at the. Store of W. A. Truslow
on Tryon street, a well selected stock of Bibles,
Testaments, Palms and Gospels, which can be
had at actual cost; and will be furnished to per
sons unable to purchase, gratuitously.
Oct. 1,1886 pd
Central Barber Shop.
GREY TOOLE has again assumed control
and proprietorship of the "Central Barber Shop"
opposite Central Hotel Building, where he will
be glad to see all his old customers and many
new ones. He guarantees satisfaction to all who
may be pleased to patronize him.
Jan 1. 1885.
Dr. Brad's Liver Pills.
These Pills are peculiarly adapted to the fol
lowing Diseases:
Bilious, Intermittent and Remittent Fevers.
Sick Headache, Piles, Indigestion, Costiveness,
Colic, Jaundice, Dropsy, Dysentery, Heartburn,
Loss of Appetite, Dyspepsia, Diseases of the
Liver, Kidneys and bladder, Eruptions of the
Skin, Nervousness, and all Disorders that arise
from a diseased Liver or impure Blood.
ESP Prepared only at the Laboratory of
Trade St., Charlotte, N. C.
Feb. 11, 1887.
iNext door to Wadsworth't Stables,)
Charlotte, jg. c.
and CARTS, at retail and wholesale.
Please call and examine the work and style of
these elegant Vehicles.
Carriages and Bugcies REPAIRED nd
BUILT to order.
ZMT Horse-Shoeing and Repairing done in
the new Brick Shop in the rear of Wadsworth's
Cortland Wagons and Buggies.
One car load, just received, by
May 1, 1887
To Farmers and Merchants.
3,000 pounds Blue Stone, Wholesale and
Linseed Oil.
Tarpentine, Varnishes, Colors, Paint Brushei
and everything required by Painters at
it. ok. wijjau.pi uu'b.
Pharr & Long,
Successors to K D. Latta fi ro.,)
Have now the largest and best selected
Stock of
Men's, Youths' and Boys'
In the State, and invite all Clothing purchasers
to an examination of their Prices and Stock.
We also have the latest Novelties in
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
Our Stock of
Includes everything to be desired in this line.
We solicit Orders from a distacc. to
which we promise our careful attention. We
will send Goods to any part of the country, on
approval returnable at our expense.
rnaitn S LUXHU.
March 18, 1887.
Dr. King's Electric Vermifuge
The astonishing success which has attended
the use of this Vermifuge in many families, in
duces us to recommend it with confidence to the
public, as a valuable medicine for expelling
By observing the directions it may be taken
with perfect safety. Sold only by
BUM WELL & DUNN, Druggists,
April 15, 1887. Charlotte, N. C
We desire to call attention to our Stock of
Gold and Roll Plate Chains,
For Ladies and Gentlemen.
Vest and Fob Chains, Mikado Chains, Curl
Buttons, Bracelt.-H, Necklaces, Rings, Scarf
Pins, Lace Pins, L ckets and Charms, Gold and
Silver Thimbles.
Largest Stock of Silver-Ware
In Charlotte.
Successors to A. Hales & Sol,
West Trade Street, Charlotte, N. C
March 19. 1887.
Executor's Notice.
Having qualified as Executor of the late Asa
George, I hereby give notice to all persons having
claims against his estate to present the same to
me before the 10th day of September, 1888, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recov
ery. And all persons indebted to said Estate
must make payment to the undersigned.
Executor of the Will of Asa George.
Sept. 9, 1887. 6w
At R. II. Jordan &Co.'s Drug Store.
The handsomest and best line of Fancy Goods
ever i j Charlotte at R. H. JORDAN & CO.'S.
Manicure Sets, Dressing Cases, Shaving Cases,
Jewell Boxes. Writing Tablets, Bronzes, Plaques,
Baby Sets, Whisk Holders, Work Boxes, Bas
kets, Vases, Plush Clocks, Music Boxes. All of
the finest workmanship and latest designs.
Moderate Prices."
Come and take a look at the really beautiful
Lamps we have just received. Every color and
variety. The '"Peach Blow" Lamp is here.
Bread, Cakes and Pies
Of every description, not Rolls every even
ing at
Sept. 17, 1886. Trade Stret
Prepared Ready for Use.
In the AVERILL PAINT will be found the
following good qualities: It does not fade or
chalk off, but retains its freshness and brilliancy
for many years, and will last much longer than
the best Lead and Oil mixed in the old way It
is a pure Linseed Oil Paint, ready for use, con
venient, permanent, handsome, easily applied,
economical, fire-proof, water-proof, preservative
of Iron Wood Plaster. &c.
Suitable for all climates. Prepared for im
mediate application. Requiring no Oil, "Thinner
or Drier.
Sold by the Gallon nly, in packages to suit
from 1 to 50 Gallons.
Charlotte. N. C.
Practical Tailor. Charlotte, N. c,
Respectfully informs the citizens of Charlotte
and surrounding country, that he is prepared to
manufacture gentlemen's clothing in the latest
6tyle at short notice. His best exertions will
be given to render satisfaction to those who
patronize him. Shop opposite old Charlotte
Jan. 1.1884
Your Children
Are constantly exposed to danger from
Colds, Whooping Cough, Croup, and
diseases peculiar to the throat and
lungs. For such ailments, Ayer's
Cherry Tectoral, promptly adminis
tered, affords speedy relief and cure.
As a remedy for Whooping Cough,
with which many of our children were
afflicted, we used, during the past win
ter, with much satisfaction, Ayer'a
Cherry Pectoral. For this affection, we
consider this preparation the most effi
cacious of all the medicines which have
come to our knowledge. Mary Park
lmrst. Preceptress, Home for little
anderers, Doncaster, Md.
My children have been peculiarly sub
ject to attacks of Croup, and I failed to
tind any effective remedy until I com
menced administering Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral. This preparation relieves the
dUnculty of breathing and invariably
cures the complaint. David G. Starks.
Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y.
I have used Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
in my family for many years, and
have found it especially valuable in
hooping Cough. This medicine allays
all irritation, prevents inflammation from
extending to the lungs, and quickly sub
dues any tendency to Lung Complaint.
J. B. Wellington, Plain ville, Mich.
I find no medicine so effective, for
Croup and Whooping Cough, as Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral. It was the means of
saving the life of my little boy, only six
months old, carrying him safely through
the worst case of Whooping Cough I ever
saw. Jane Malone, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
tTfSVedhPr-J: - A7er & Co- Lowell, Mm.
Bold by all Driiggwu. Price $1 ; mix bottlea, $&.
November 4, 188 7.
First National Bank of Charlotte,
Paid Up Capital $400,000.
R. Y. McAden. President. M, P. Pegram, Cashier
John F. Orr, Teller; A. Graham and A.Brady
Clerks J
R Y McAden, J.L.Brown. Wm.R. Myers
R. M Oates, S. B Alexander, S. A. Cohen,
R. Barringer,
Deals In Bills of Exchange, Sight Drafts, Gold
and Silver Com, and Government and other Se
curities. Jan. 1. 1885.
Have just received a large Stock cf
Carpets and Rugs.
As we intend tQ make a specialty of this line
or our business, purchasers would find it to their
advantage to call and examine enr sttckbeforJ
buying elsewhere.
Sept 24, 1886. ELIA8 & COHEN.
Eating House (Restaurant
Charlotte, N. C,
now prepared to furnish Meals
at all
of the day.-
He has for sale Fine Northern AnDles
Bartlettand Sickle Pears, Oranges, Grape, t
Also, a fresh lot of French Candy.
Snow Flake Crackers, CaKes, &c.
VST Call and examine his Stock.
(Near the Court Hons,
Sept. 9, 1887. Charlotte,
competent Dress-Maker from the North, 1 ,5
respectfully announce that I will be prejuJS
take in worK Dy me uiu ui mis mona
liberal share of the public patronage
Satisfaction in work guaranteed. tj
IS" Special attention given to 'ordenil
11 IB iruui a uisiauv-v.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
And all the leading PATENT MEDIdj;
for sale bv
March 26, 1886.
Druggists. Charlotte, N. C.,
Offer for sale
Butter Color for making Yellow Butter
fectly harmless.
Elastic Starch requires no cooking and
a beautiful gloss.
Lewis' Concentrated Lye a pure Lye.
Enameled Glass for Front Doors v&rioua p,
Window Glass, all sizes.
French and American Paints, Oils, Varnishes
Paint and Whitewash Brushes.
Johnston's Prepared Kalsomine for alls t:
Avenll Ready Mixed Paint, all colors.
Toilet Soaps.
All kinds Spices and Flavoring Extract
Buisl's Garden Seed, fresh and reliable.
Jan. 28, 1887. Druggi
Prvm orltr tK RVionrtAn TTrmaA P
Centrally located on Tryon St., between 4thi
Good Accommodations. Modeiate Chard
The patronage of the travelling public soliciii
Come once and you will come again.
Be sure that the hackman takes you to
DODGE HOUSE. "formerly the Shanon Bod
Mrs. E. R. DODGlJ
July 24, 1886. . Mani"?
Carolina Central Railroad Ccf
Office or General Superintendent,
Wilmington, Oct. 2, 1887.
On and after October 2, 1887, the follort
schedule will be operated on this road.
No. 1 Daily except Sundays.
Leave Wilmington at
LeaveM axtonat
Leave II mlet at
Leave Wades bo ro at
Leave Charlotte at
Leave Lincolnton at
Leave Shelby at
Arrive at Rutherfordton
12 45
2 12 f
7 47p
9 20f
No. 2. Daily except Sunday.
Leave Rutherfordton
Leave Shelby at
Leave Lincolnton at
Leave Charlotte at
Leave Wadesboro at
Leave Hamlet at.
Leave Mas ton at
Arrive at Wilmington at
Nos. 3 Daily except Sunday.
7 00 1
8 35 1
9 47 a;
2 30 jf
3 40;
5 20?
9 30p!
Leave Wilmington at 7 45 p
ieave namiei at a
Arrive at Charlotte at Sf
No. 4. Daily except Sunday.
Leave Charlotte at 8 30
Leave Hamlet at 1 Sil
Arrive at Wilmington 8
Trains Nos. 1 and 2 make close connecthf
Maxton to and from Fayetteville, GreenstJ
and other points on C F & Y V Railway.
Wadesboro, with trains to and from Chert
Florence and Charleston.
Trains No. fl and 4 make close connection
Hamlet with Trains to and from Raleigh. I
Through Sleeping Cars between Wilmitrf
and Charlotte and Charlotte and lialeigh
Take Train No. 1 for Statesville and SU'.s
on W N C R R, and points West.
Take train No. 3 for Spartanburg. GrecDi:
Athens, Atlanta and all points Southwest if
tor Asiieviue.Tia Spartanburg.
No. 3 connects at Wilmington with W.4
R. R.
Local Freight Nos. 5 and 6 daily between
mington and Laurinburg.
Local Freight Nes. 7 and 8 daily betif
Laurinburg and Charlotte.
Local Freight Nos. 9 and 10 tri week!j
tween Charlotte and Rutherfordton.
Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Local FriehU
not take passengers. L. C. JONES
r . w. ulark, tien. rass. Agent.
' Oct. 2, 1887.
Raleigh & Augusta Air-Line Railm
Connects at Hamlet with the Carolina C
running to Wilmington, and at Raleigi
the Raleigh & Gaston Road running to
Trains Going North
No. 2,
D'y exe't
6:05 a m
8:30 a m
9:00 am
Leave Hamlet,
' Sanford, '
" Cary,
Arrive at Raleigh.
Trains Going
D'y ex.
7:00 p m
8:00 p m
10:16 a m
1:35 a m
' Ho
Leave Raleigh,
" Cary,
" Sanford,
Arrive at Hamlet,
No. 1 connects at
Hamlet with the
Central R. R. for Wilmington, Charlotte iH
poims souin.
No 3 connects at Sanford with the Cap
and Yadkin Valley Railway for Fayettei'
all points on that road. J
No. 2 connects at Raleigh with the Blcn
Gaston R. R. for all points North. J
Hlunin no. nilkvMt .1..... I rainl -i
uiwpmg void niuiuukWUBUgc uu
and No. 2 between Charlotte and Raleigh.
Nov. 15. 1885 WM. 8MITH
Cane Fear & Yadkin Vallev Kaiiri
Running from Greensboro, N. C, vUSj1
Fayetteville, Maxton to Bennettsville.D s
Mail and Passenger Trains South Be
Leave Pilot Mountain, 4 OOP
a-rrive ai ureensnoro, (
Arrive Sanford.
12 55
1.15 p!
Leave Sanford,
Arrive at Fayetteville,
Leave Fayetteville,
Arrive at Maxton,
Leave Maxton, .
Arrive at Bennettsville.
3.20 p
3.30 Pj
515 P
5 25 P
7 OOP'
uinner ai eanaioru. ?
Mail ana I'assenoer Trains jyoru -
Leave Bennettsville, "
Arrive at Maxton,
Leave Maxton,
Arrive at Fayetteville
Leave Fayetteville, .
Arrive at Sanford,
Leave Sanford,
Arrive at Greensboro,
Leave Greensboro,
Arrive Pilot Mountain.
11.20 l
1.30 P
2.00 Pi
A 11 LI
- 1 Hi
Djnner at Fayettevilte-
J. W. Fbt, Gen. Sup't.
FayetteTille, Oct. 17, 1887.

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