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(ID iMIff Iff T IF HO Tii Paper is 44 YkarsOld THE CHARLOTTE DEMOCRAT PUBLISHED BVKBT THURSDAY Term die Dollar cash in advance o Entered at the Post Office in Charlotte, N. C, ts ftecond class matter. DRS. McCOMBS & GIBBON, DESIRE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC. That they have this day entered into a copart nership for the PRACTICE OP MEDICINE, " AND SURGERY. March 1, 1895 March 15. 1895. JOHN FARRIOR, 4 BOUT I TRYON BTREKT, CHABLOTTZ. . C. WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER. -D2ALKR IN Diamonds. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Sil ver and Silver Plated Ware. Special attention given to Fine Watch Repairing. Jan 25, 1895. BURWELL, WALKER & CANSLER, Attorneys-At-Law, ROOMS N08. 5, O, AND 13, LAW BUILDING, CHARLOTTE Jan 4, 1895. N. c. DR. E. F. KEERANS, DENTIST, CHARLOTTE, N. C. Okfick 7 West Trade Street. Nov. 2, 1894 DR. GEORGE W. GRAHAM. OFFICE, 7 WE8T TRADE ST. Fr&atice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose And Throat. April 3, 1896 HUGH W. HARRIS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Office, Nob. 14 and 16 Law Building, CHARLOTTE, N. C. ul 6,1895: r. I. OSBORNE, W. C. MAXWELL, J. W. KEKBAHS. OSBORNE, MAXWELL & KEERANS, Attorneys at Law. CHARLOTTE, N. C. XS" Offices 1 and 3 Law Building. Will practice in the State and Federal Courts. Oct 20, 1895. DR. W. H. WAKEFIELD, W ill be in his office at 609 North Tryon Street. His practice is limited to EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT. DRS. M. A. & C. A. BLAND, Dentists. CHARLOTTE, N. C. No. 21 Tbton Stbkct. Jan. 3, 1896. JKBIOT CLABKBON. CHAS. H. DTJLS, DULB CLARKSON & Attorneys at Law, Chaklottk, N. C. Promnt attention riven to all business in trusted. Will nractice in all Courts of the titate. t9Office No. 12 Law Building. Oct. 7. 1896. H. N. PHARR, ATTORNEY AT LAW. 'Office No. 14. Law Building. Prompt attention to all business intrusted. Special attention given to claims. State and Federal Courts. Jan. 6, 1895. Practices in Cattle Owners! Listen ! The best possible Cattle Food is MANGEL WURZEL BEETS We have the seed of Lane's Imperial and White Sugar. Plant now ! R. H. JORDAN & CO., Prescriptionists. April 17, 1896. GO TO ALEXANDER'S DRUG STORE. NO. 216, NORTH TRYON STREET. Keeps a well assorted stock of all articles usualy kept in a Drug House J. B- ALEXANDER. The Poor prescribed for free. April, 8, 1895. " E. NYE HUTCHISON. FIRE INSURANCE. Offices 16 East Trade Street; 4 North Tvon Street up stairs. 10 -io 1. rill bet vou SiraJtto One that yo?; We win hud better workmen, aud gtt?? -Gilr-era and shave, at the Charlotte fiW?1 Sber's ,inth7cit7 J ayou ctDaj:87 We prepsca" Tom- n..t w3guai other arantee u cure rtftnjtL.i-.fl. (i m a .d.v Many can v r UP ,D 106 oiaie.it is convinced betS JBoard of Agriculture ;pire is no ' erection of an additio N June periment Station, 404iaocr ' nd SanshiDe Institute. . we have before us a new catalogue of ounsnine lnittitute in Kutherford county. Mecklenburg in entitled to a scholars-hip mere ana some boy will do well to tafre- advantage of it and attend school at tut pretty little mountain town of Sunshine. e 10 prevent pale and delicate children from lapsing into cnrooic Invalids later in life, thev uuuiu ajtci b ounapariua lOgeiUer With pieniy 01 wuoisome rood and out-door exercise nnai mey neea to buildup the system is good IIU UIUUU. Mortagee's Sale. Under and by virtue of a deed of Mortgage cictuicu iu uic uj i. a. ucvaay ana v . a. Mc- vaay. ana registered in isonii 55 page 173, tic in the cmce of tivs Register of Deeds for Meck- lenourg county, norm Carolina, I will sell t Public Auction at the County Court House Door in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina on Mon day the 10th day of August, A. D , 1896. at 12 o'clock M., the 1 olio wing described tracts or par- ceis oi jana in eaia uounty and state, to-wit: Known and designed as Joseph McQuay's land bought of H. C. Severs. Administrator of Joseph McQuay: Beginning at a stone on the bank of the Branch, runs due South 3V poles to a stone; thence South 57 E. 55J poles to a stone in the field near a house; thence North 85 E, 2o poies xo a mcJtory stump in tne Held; thebce si. 41 W. 78 poles to a cedar; thence S. 44 W. 18 poles to the beginninjfjjalso one undivided half interest in the Harriet McQuay land: Be ginning at a Cedar, Joseph F. McQuays corner and runs with two of his lines 8 41 E. 78 poles to a hickory; thence S. 61 E 43 poles to a siaie on roung s line; tnence with bis line H, 44 JS, Yiyz poles to a stoke;' thence N. 48 W. 119 poles to a pine; thence S. 44W W. 14 poles to the beginning containing Thirteen (13) acres. Terms, Cash 8. B. Alexander. Trustee. Charlotte, N. C, July 10 1896- 5w. Sheriff's Land Sale. By virtue of an execution issued to rr.e by the Superior Court of Mecklenburg County in the case oi tne commercial .National Bank, or Char lotte, N. C, against Samuel A and Sallie W Anderson, and of a levy under the said execu tion and a mortgage of attachment neretofore issued in the said case. I will sell at nublic auc tion at the Court House door in Charlotte to th highest bidder for cash, on Monday the 3rd. day oi august, leys, tne tract oi jana describee: as follows: Known as the Samuel A. Anderson tract of land formaly owned by W. D. McQuaig and I containing 65 acres, more or less; it being the tract conveyed to Samuel A. Anderson by S. Younts, 8on & Co., and by W. D. McQuaig to 8- Younts, Son & Co., by deed recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg County in book w, page zoo, and bound as follows:- On the South by Z- G. McQuaig, on the East by H. U. Kendrick, on the-North by Mrs. Erwin, and on the West by John a teaman. This the 23rd. day of June. 1896, Z. T. SMITH, Sheiiff cf Meckietburg County. June 25, 1896 5w. Administrator's Notice. Having qualified as Administrator of Dock McKinney, deceased, late of Mecklenburg coun ty. North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 3rd day of July, A. D.. 18V7, or this notice will plead m bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. GEORGE J. ETHER1DGE, Administrator. July 3rd 1896. 6w Admistrator's Notice. All persons having claims against the estate of Mrs. Jane Black deceased, are hereby notified to present tbem to me, properly attested, on or before the 13th day of July 1897. All persons indebted to said estate are notihed to make pay ment to me. without delay. H. N. PHARR. Adm'r at Mrs Jane Black deceased- This 7th day of July 196. w. MELLON & SHELTON ED. MELLON. TOM. SHELTON. BOTS, BOYS, BOYS' STRAW HATS SUITS, UP TO DATE. H Z RT UMBRELLAS, Socks, Collars and Cuffs. BEAUTIFUL SUITS, The Best Goods and Low Prices. ! COME TO SEE US. NEXT DOOR TO H. BARUCH MayS ,1 1896. OLD LADIES' WAR TIME cloth SLIPPERS Extra wide, very light, cool, and comfortable. Every pair warranted. Elastic on vamp, with bow. PRICE 50 CENTS. These shoes are made of English serge, Some call them "Prenella," some 'Lasting." and some simply mclot." They are equally good witn bi lier naon and always cost the same. Hake no mistake in the place. You can get them nowhere else so good at the price. GILREATH & CO. CHARLOTTE, BOYS AND GIRLS' DBPARTMB NT. A Bicycle Ride for Life. Scribner's Magadan I intended to break the record, as the slang phrase goes no very difficult mats ter, I reflected, so far aa a Canadian win ter record on the bioycle was coooerned. To do bo, however, reguired judgement. 1 knew that 1 bad the long rise into the foreat before me and I must reserve my strength for that. I went steadily on! I had crossed the lovel at last, and I knew that I bad done well. The light was bright enough to see the time, but I decided to wait till I entered the forest. It was no longer quite so easy to keep the bicycle up to speed. There was more effort in the pressure on the pedals, a lit. tie more sensation in the muscles of the legs as I did so. I looked round. Yes, I bad already made a rise of a good many feet. The slope was regular, but not steep enough greatly to reduce my speed. As 1 went ! glanced Irom side to side for I was conscious of the oppressive soli tude of the forest; but my pace was not retarded for a moment. One of the sleigh ing party bad been talking of wolves. The winter, it seemed, bad been an early one, and it certainly had been severe. The wolves, he had said, -had been show ing in packs not twenty miles to the north. There was not a sound but the low crisp crunch of the snow under the wheels of my machine, and even that seemed hushed and distant. Yet what was that? Was it fancy, or did I hear something shrill, piercing, yet faint, in the far distance on my right hand? Surely there was something if it was only the wail of a dutant gust oi wind moaning through the frozen pines. I bent over the bicycle and concentrated my energies upon facing the long ascent. There it was again! it was no wail of the north ern wind no swaying of the frozen forest, It was the ory of a living thing, it was natures savage complaint against the pangs of hunger! On and on we flew, lhere was not a breath oi wind to stir the lightest snow, flake on thethe tenderest spray, jet my hair was blown back from my brow, whore great drops of perspiration now gathered and began to trickle down my face. On and on without a thought but that of pressing forward, without a hope but that of reaching the descent of the slope, and the edge of the forest. And as 1 went 1 knew that 1 was followed. From too dim arcades on my right came from time to time a short gasping bowl, cut short in the moment of utterance by the exertions of the chase. They had seen me, and now they were in full cry. It was a race for bare life. I leant for ward, and threw every energy 1 possesed into the one effort to press on. The trees flitted past me like ghosts. The long hanging boughs nearly swept my face as I swept past. The cold air blew in my face and oarried even the heavy fur of my coat behind me as I rushed through the night. And yet my pursuers did not lose ground. Un the oontrary. they were uaining. Not quickly, not with a rusb but slowly, loot by loot, with a certainty that was deadly: with a monotony that was ghastly beyond expression. Ic linch- ed my teeth with fierce determination. I kept my eyes fixed on the line ot light that streched on and on in front, as if it would never endl i. he strain was telling on me now. There was a wild buzzing in my head, there was a weary feeling growing in my limbs, there was a despairing sense of the uselessness of effort growing stronger in my mind. At any rate it was now that for the first time that 1 saw something of my savage pursuers. There was a shadow on my right only a shadow, but no longer the shadow of a tree or branch It was a head a long sharp muzzle the mouth open, the lower jaw hanging, the ears erect? It crept on. Little by little it gained on me an inch only an inch at a time, but always an inch more! This shadow became a horror to me. tA last! The long straight road made a curve to the right. Not a sharp curve, but enough to bring me to closer quarters with my untiring pursuer. In a moment as I pressed upon the handles and fol lowed the sweep of the road be was up on me. In a moment the shadow had given place to the substance with a long panting, snarling growl a huge wolf was by my side. He was old, for 1 oould see that his hair was gray as it shone in the moonlight. His huge mouth was wide open, showing a row of form idable fangs, and his long red tongue hung from his slavering jaws. Two eyes that glowed like red coals gleamed from beneath the thickly matted hair that hung over his face. There was a look of exhaustion about him that for the mo ment increased the horror of his appear ance. Involuntarily I swerved as he sprung, and his great jaws came together with a snap not an inch rrom my knee. His leap had cost him something in speed, and he fell back quite half a yard before be recovered. The sight of him had done me good. The horror of his look was a change from the gathering horror ot his pursuing shadow, and the change aroused me. My hand went instinctively to the handle of Bob's revolver. The familiar touch seemed to reassure me. I drew it Irom my belt. I weighed it in my hand so as to grow accustomed to it I dared not turn in my seat, and yet I must get a shot at the grizzled leader of the pack. Insensibly 1 slackened my pace lor a second or two; insensibly the huge head crept up to my hind, wheel, to my foot, a a little in front of my foot! Oace more his hungry, blood-shot eyes were turning toward me as be kept up his long leaping gallop. It was the moment. Quick thought I fired. The ball struck him struck him, I thick, on the shoulder, Children Cry N. C, THURSDAY, sea wiih one fierce snarl, that seemed to ex press pain, disappointment, aed terror all in one, he rolled over in a heap almost against the rushing wheel of my bicycle. There was a pause in the chase. Once more I turned to the track. Once more I concentrated every energy to increase the distance between myself and my re lentless purguors. rThe welcome respite waa but a short one. ; My head swam diz zily with my exertions; my brain reeled with the long and fierce excitement; my limbs grew numb and heavy under the desperate strain. Thank God! I was on the downward dlope. Thank God! there was at last a prospect of escape. The de- scont made itself qu;ckly felt. Exhaused as I had been, I couldn't have kept it much longer, and I must have been over taken. Down the long smooth slope we rushed at a paoe that was momentarily increasing. I looked behind me once more. The wolves were following still, but they were growing exhausted. I glanced at the ascent beyond the bridge; I glanced at the laboring pursuers behind me I could do it still. I dashed at the bridge. I was across, and now the asc nt began. I bent over the bicycle, I forced my weary limbs to exert themselves once more. For fully a hundred yards the as cent was steep, and the exertion was ter rible. Slower and slower i seemed to go with each moment. The perspiration poured from my face, my legs and ancles burned as if steeped in liquid fife. I clenched my teeth and gripped the han dles as it for bare life, and at each slow turn of the wheels I seemed to myself to hear the panting of the wolves behind me. At last 1 did it! At the top of the slope I turned and looked behind me. The moonlight shone white on the grey lead er as he bounded on to the bridge; two others followed him closely, the rest were scattered behind them on the road. JNot one had as 'yet abandoned the chase not one had as yet given up hopes of the prey. I drew my revolver from my belt ence more, I rested the barrel for the mo ment on the handle of the machine. As the leader neared my end of the bridge I turned and fired. I bit him. With a sharp howl he sprang into the air and fell half across the parapet, then he turned over and I could see his body glance whitely as be plunged into the river below. Exhausted as I was, I found that I could make an effort still. I oould hear nothing of the wolves, but yet for aught I knew they might be fol lowing still, imagination supplied toe place of my dulled senses, and 1 could even imagine the sharp scuffling of their feet on the snow, buddenlv a broad stream of light fell across the road. There was a sound of voices which sounded strangely far away; there were the figures of men, though they looked like the men we see in dreams. My bicycle swept on, but I could no longer control it. Every thing swam before my eyes, my limbs re fused to move any longer 1 felt that 1 was falling falling and I was caught in Dr. Jackson s strong arms. The Paradise of Women. Blackwood's Magazine. It is anywhere in civilization, not even in America. It is in heathen Burma. There woman is on absolutely the same footisn aa man in all that pertains to law and custom. There is not a single law that does not bear equally on man the same as on woman. Men have never tried to "boss" them or to s.y what was fitting and what was not fitting for them. "No artificial ideals from long past ages have been held up to tbem as e'ernal copies, xt nas oeen leu to ineir own good and to the eternal fitness ot things to determine what is womanly and what is not." The result is, none is more wo manly than the Burmese woman, "none possesses in greatr strength all the name less attractions oi a woman. in the higher classes a woman has property of her own and manages it her self. In the lower classes she always has a trade and runs it herself. The sexes are left to choose their own occu pations, and "it is rather curious to find that sewing and embroidery are distinci tively female occupations. The retail trade of the country 10 in the bands ot the women, and they nearly all trade on their account. Just as the men farm their own land, the women own their business. They are not saleswomen for others, but traders on their own ac count, and with the exception of the silk and cloth branches ot the trade, it does not interfere with home life. The ba zaar lost but three hours and the woman has ample time for her home duties when her daily visits to the bazaar is over. She is never kept away all day in shops and factories. Her home life is always the center of her life. She could not neglect it for any other. It would seem to her a losing of the greater in the less But the effect ot this custom of near ly every woman having a little business of her own has a great influence on her life. It broadens her views. It teaches her things she could not learn in the nar row circle of home duties. It gives her that tolerance and understanding and which so foroibly strike evory one who knows her. It teaches her to know her own strength and weakness and how to make the best oteach. Henry Fielding The Moon and the Wives. I saw the moon bright, foil and round, It shed its beams o'er all the ground, And then there cam 3 this thought to me Our wives just like that moon should be: Fair, full, all rounded out and bnght And by their presence shedding light. les, and they will be if in time of any functional derangements or organtic I troubles, tbey take Dr. Pierce's Favorite as Prescription. No woman should keep I house witbont it. It is a cure for the for "complaints" peculiar to her sex. for Pitcher's Cactorla. JULY 1G, 1896. THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. ADOPTED BY TDE CHICAGO CON- VENTION. WE. the democrats of the. United States in National Convention assembled do reaffirm our allegiance to tboBe great essential principles of justice and liberty upon which our institutions are founded and which the Democratic Party has ad vocated from Jefferson a time to our own freedom of r-peeeh, freedom of the prosa freedom of conscience, the preservation of personal rights, tho equality, of all citizens before the law, and the faithful observance of coostutional limitations. The constitution of the United States guarantees to every citizen the rights of civil and religious liberty. The Democratic farty has always been the exponent of political liberty and religious freedom, and it renews its obligations ond reaffirms the devotion to these fundamental princi pies of the Constitution. STATE RIGHTS: During all these years the Democratic Party has resisted the tendency of selfish interest to the cen tralization of governmental power, and steadfastly maintained the integrity of the duel scheme of government, establish ed bv the founders of this rennhlio ropublica. Under its guidance and teaching the great principle of the local selNgovernment has found its best expression in the maintenance of the rights of the States and in its as sertion of the necessity of oonfining the the general government to the exercise of the United States. THE MONEY QUESTION: Recogniz. ing that the money question is para mount to all ot hers nt this time, we in vite atteotionto the fact that the Federal Constitution names, silver and gold to gether as the money metals of the Uni ted btates, and that the first coinage law passed by Uongress under the Constitu tion made the silver dollar the monetary unit and admitted gold to free coinage at a ratio based upon the silver unit. We declare that the act of 1873 demon netizing silver without the knowledge or approval of the American people has resulted in the appreciation of gold and a corresponding fall in the prices of com modities produced by the people. We are unalterably opposed to mono- raetalism, which has locked fast the prosperity of an Industrial people in the paralysis of hard times. Gold monome tallism is a Brittish policy, and its adopt lion has brought other nations into finan cial servitude to London. It is not only un-American but antiAmerican, and it can oe lastenea oniy py tne stimng or that spirit and love of liberty wbieh pros claimed our political independence in 1776 and won it in the war of the Revolvtion. FREE SILVER: We demand the free and and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting for the aid or con sent of any other nation. We demand that the standard silver dollar shall be a legal tender, equally with, gold for all debts, public and private, and we favor such legislation as will prevent for the future the demonetization of any kind of legal tender money bv private contract. We are opposed to the policy and practice of surrendering to the holders of the obligations of the United State the option reservedly law to the govornment of redeeming suob obligations in either silver coin or gold com. BOND ISSUES. We are opposed to the issuing ot interest Deanng Donas ot the United States in time of peace, and con- demn the trafficing with banking syndi cates which, in exchange for bonds and at an enormous profit to themselves, sup ply the Federal Treasury with gold to maintain the policy 01 gold monometaU ism. Congress alone has power to coin and issue money, and President Jackson de clared that this power could not be dele gated to corporations or to individuals. We therefore denounce the issuance of notes as money for national banks as in derogation ot the Constitution, and we demand that all paper which is made les gal tender for public and private debts, or which is receivable for dues to the United States, shall be issued by the gov- ernment of the United States, and shall be redeemable in coin. TARIFF FOR REVENUE: We hold that the tariff duties should be levied for purposes of revenue, such duties to be so adjusted as to operate equally through' out the country and not discriminate be tween class or section, and that taxation should be limited by the needs of the government honestly and economically administered. We denounce as disturb- ing to business the Republican threat to restore tne juciviniey law, wnicn nas oeen twice condemned by the people in nation at elections, and whinh, enaoted under the false plea of protection to home industry, proved a proline breeder of trusts and monopolies, enriched the few at the ex pense of the many, restricted trade and deprived the producers of the great A men can staples of access to their natural mar kets. Untrt the money question is settled we are opposed to any agitation for fur ther changes in our tariff laws, except such as are necessary to meet the deficit in revenue caused by the adverse decision of the Supreme Court on the income tax THE INCOME TAX- There would be no deficit in the revenue but for the anul- ment by the Supreme Court of a law pas Bed by a Democratic Congress in strict pursuance of the uniform decisions ot that court for nearly one hundred years, that court having in that decision bus tained constitutional objections to its en actment which had previously been over ruled by the ablest Judges who have ever sat upon that bench. We declare that it is the duty of Congress to use all the con stitutional power which remains after that decision, or which may come from its reversal by the court, as it may here after be constituted, so that the burdens of taxation may be equally laid, to the end that wealth may bear its due propor - tion 01 me expenses 01 mo government IMMIGRATION: We hold that the most efficient way of protecting American labor is to prevent the importation of I foreign pauper labor to compete with it in the home market, and that the value of the home market, and that the value of the home market to cur American farmers and artisans is greatly. reduced by a vi cious monetary system, which depresses the prices of tbe:r products below the eost ot production, and thus deprives them of I the means of purchasing the produots of our nome manufactories. CONOR ESSIONAL APPROPRIA TIONS: We denounce the profligate waste of the money wrong from the peo by oppressive taxation end the lavish ap propriations of Rrcent Republican Con gresses which have kept taxes high while the labor that pays them is unemployed, and the products of the peoples toil are depresse j in price till they no longer re pay the cost of production. We demand a return to that simnhcitv and econcmv which befits a democratic government and a reduotion in the number of useless of fices, the salaries of which drain the sub. stance of the people. JSDEUAL INTERFERENCE: We des nounce arbitrary interference by Federal authorities in local affairs as a violation of the Constitution of the United States and a orime against the free institutions and especially objeot to government by injunction as a new and highly danger- ous form of oppression, by which Federal Judges, in contempt of the laws of the the estates and rights of citizenB, become t once;iegislators, Judges and execution ers, and we approve the bill passed at the last session of the United States Senate, and now pending in the house, relative to contemps inFederal courts and provid-1 ing for trials by jury in certain cases of contempt. PACIFIC FUNDLING BILL: No discrimination should be indulged by the government of the United States in favor of any of its debtors We approve of the refusal of the Fifty.third Congress to pass the Pacific Railroad fundling bill, and denounce the effort of the present Republicon Congress to enact a similar measure. PENSIONS: Recognizing the just claims of deserving Union soldiers, we heartily indorse the rule of the present commis sioner of Pensions that no names shall be arbitrarily dropped from thepepsion roll, and the fact ot enlistment and servioe should be deemed conclusive evidence against disease and disability before ens listment. CUBA: We extend our sympathy to the people of Cuba in their heroie struggle I for liberty and indipendenoe. THE CIVIL SERVICE: We are opposed to life tenure in tne public service. We favor appointments based upon merits, faxed terms ot office, and sueh an admin istration of the .civil service laws as will afford equal opportunities to all citizens of ascertained fitness. NO THIRD TERM: We declare it to be the unwritten law of this republic, es tablished by custom and usage of one hundred years, and sanctioned by the examples of the greatest and wisest ot those' who founded and have maintained our government, that no man should be elegible for a third term of the Presiden tial office. CORPORATE WEALTH: The absorp tion of wealth by the few, the consolida tion of our leading railroad sy-tems, and formation of trusts and pools require a stricter control by the Federal governs ment of those arteries of commerce. We demand the enlargement of the powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and such restrictions and guarantees in the control ot railroads as will protect the people from robery and oppression. A"kJ" . " . ""I faVor tho admission of the Territories of ADMISSION OF TERRITORIES: We New Mexico and Arizona into the Union as States, and we favor the the early ad mission ot all the Territories having the necessary population and re resources to entitle them to Statehood, and while they remain Territories we hold that the officials appointed to ads minister the government of any Territo ry, together with the District of Colum bia and Alaska, should be bona f de res idents of the Territory or District in which their duties are to be performed. The Democratic Party believes in home rule and that all public lands of the United States should be appropriated to the establishment of free homes for American citizens. We recommend thit the territory of Alaska be granted a Deleeate in Con gress, and that the general land and tim ber laws of tho United states be extend ed to said Territory. MISSISSIPPI RIVER IMPROVE MENTS: TheFederal government should oare for and improve the Mississippi Riv er and other great waterways of the re public, so as to secure for the interior States easy and oheap transportation to wide water. When any waterway of the republio is of sufficient importance to demand aid of the government, such aid should be extended upon a definite plan of continuous work until permanent im provement is secured. Confiding in the justice of our cause and the necessity of its success at the polls, we submit the foregoing declara. tion ot principles and purposes to the considerate judgement of the American people. We invite the support of all citizens who approve them, and who de sire to have them made effective through legislation for the relief or the people and the restoration of the country's proa- perity An irishman got out or bis carriage at a railway station ior reiresments, out the bell rang and the train left before he had finished his repast. "Hold on!" cri-1 ed Pat, as he ran like a madman after the car. "hold on, ye murtber'n oold a tame injin; you've got a passenger on board that's left -behind. National flowers have been adopted in various countries as follows: Greece' violet; Canada, sugar-maple; Egypt, lotus; England, rose; France, fleur-de-lis; Ger many, corn flower; Irland, shamrock: It aly, lily: Prussia, linden: Saxony, mign- 1 onette; Scotland, thistle: Spain, pe ac j granate: w aiee: lees:. VOLUME XLI1V NUMBER 2252. absolutely: Pu ro A cream of tartar baking powder- Highest of all in leavening strength. Latest United States Government Food Report. Royal Baking Powdkr Co, New York. "Jack the Giant Killer." " The child's story of "Jack, the Giant Killer" furnishes a striking illustration of efficacy ot small agencies to-wards the suppression of great evils, when judicw ously used. The daring exploits ot brave little -Jack remind us, in their results of the wonderful achievements of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pallets in battling with the giant, Disease. Relatively, the pro portion between the youthful hero, and old Blunderboro, is apparantly not great er than that between the little ''Pallets" and the relentless monster which preys upon the vitals. Yet, the '-Pellets" comes off conqueror of constipation, sick headaohe, biliousness and kindred ail ments every time. If you are suffering from either acute or chronio disorder of the digestive orgrns, try this sure reme dy. How the North Carolina Delegation Or ganized. . ' Chicago Special, 8th, to Charlotte Observer. The entire State delegation is presept with Alternates Herrick, of the second district; Hayes, of the fifth; Math eson and J. W. Wilson, Jr., eighth, and Posey, of the ninth; also Joseph us DanieK.Cy. Wat son, J. P Kerr, Walters of Reidsville : Frank Tate, of Morgan ton, and Distriot Attorney Glenn. The celebation met in tbv Sherman House at 10 this morning. Tbeo F. Kluttz was chosen chairman of the del egation; B. R. Lacy, secretary; J. R. Wed ster, honorary vice president for the State and W. C. Dowd honorary secretary; D. Turner, of Iredell, on the credential committe; E. B. Jones, of Forsyth, on per manent organization; E. J. Hale, of Cum berland, platform: A. M. Waddell, of Hanover, on rules; George S. Powell, of . Buncombe, to notify the presidential can- I didate; P. M. Pearsall, of Jones, the vice I presidential candidate; Joseph us Daniel was elected national committeeman Jarvis s name was pre sentedbut he withdrew it When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla. When She became Miss, she clung to Castorla. When she had Children, she gave them Castorla. A TVTIVTTTATr T7Af T?TvrPC. i.IN N VJ U IN KJ XLilX!il X O FOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of the Democratic primaries and coanty convention. Z. T. SMITH. May 14th. FOR REQI8TER OF DEEDS. X hereby announce myself a cannldate for the office of Register of Deeds, of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of the Democratic nominating convention. J. tv". COBB. May 21, 1890. FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Register of Deeds, of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of the Democratic nominating convention. A. M. McDONALD. June 25th. FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Register of Deeds of Mecklenburg county, subject to the action of the Democratic voters in their primaries and county convention J. ARTHUR HENDERSON. June 3Mb.. SPECIAL COLUMN. Notices insei ted at 5c per line for each insertion When wishing to know what space your notice will make, allow 8 words for a line. I t-EE HIVE Mr. R. Gray, of Eastfleld. N. C I JLJsavs he believes THE BEE HIVE'S Bbocs- Deal ue record ior wear, xie ouyu an ms suoes at the BEE HIVE he has good judgment not I aava the BEE HIVE beats the record on shoes WANTED A correspondent in every neigh borhood in Mecklenburg county. We wan the Church, the Social and the School news News letters must reach the office by Wednes day noon. The DEMOCRAT. WANTED To talk with poor boys, who would like to attend a night school free of I charge. Call at this office. WANTED A correspondent at every post office in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Lincoln, Iredell. Stanley, Cabarrus, York and Lancaster Counties. Write to the Democrat CANDIDATES A. M. McDonald, J. W. obb, and J. Arthur Henderson, for Register of Deeds. Z. T. Smith, for Sheriff. II ' t 1 .