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?! -nAiT-Qt iTharlOtite JJeniOUiat. vuw r- liTE; BRYAIST, EMi' r- DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM- - i..fnvm r.f a nolitical party adop tad it i National Convention is usualU re rded I i the deliberate expression of tbe ri" ot It. members on pub he ques 3Scbei after argument and contro Tery Tbe platform of every important National Convention of eitler party is, nominally at least, the work of lbs repre- enUtives ol aJi me -r Committee on Resolutions each State has on representative, and when there is any difference of opinion in tbo committee it is customary for the minority to submit to tbe full Convention a minority report, and for til tbe delegates to vote on tbe question of the platform-" So we take tbe platform adopted by tbe Democratic party assembled in Chicago hut week. It is an expression of tbe ma jority of tbe members of tbo Democratic party. Therefore it is thoroughly Demo cratic in make up and in sentiment- Its declarations are plain and easily under stood. The most ignorant man can read and interpret every declaration. That is s it should be. Tbo absence of fetraddies and dodges marks it. Nothing is strad dled and nothing is evaded. Tbe plat form is clothed io strong but simple lan guage. The main issue was tbe money question. Here is what the platform says on this subject: MWe demand the free and unlimited coinage of both 6ilvtr and gold at tbe present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for tbe aid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the tans dard silver dollar shall be a full legal ten der, eauallv with gold, for all debts, pub- lio and private, and we favor such legis lation as will prevent tor tbe iuture me demonetization of any kind of legal ten der money by private contract," There can be no mincing that declara tion. It certainly declares in plain terms for the freo coinage of silver. That is tbe L issue it is before you for consideration Are you a believer or are you not? If you are a Democrat you believe in tbe free coinage of silver for the majority ot tbe party has said so and that is Democ racy. If you are a Democrat you believe in the rule of the majority. Therefore you are for free silver. The time for gold bugs and silver bugs has passed. Tbe National Convention has poured kerosene on the heads of all gold-bugs and balsam on the backs of silver-bugs. The ques tion is not one among Democrats, but one between Democrats and Republicans We, led on by honest convictions, were for the gold standard before tbe conven tion met. but the piatlorm is the ex- pression of the party, of tbe masses, yes, of the people. Therefore we are now for free silver, for the people and for the sue cess of the Democratic party. When as great a convention of people representing tbe masses as that at Chicago, last week, espouses, by an overwhelming majority, the cause of free silver, it is enough to prove that our people are for it and they should have it. It is tbe will of tbe par ty and we do hope that it will win. So throw aside all strife and go to tbe knitting. We are one now. We are true and tried Democrats. We are seeking one thing and that is victory for tbe Demo cratic party. We must and will win if every man who believes in true Demo, cracy will do his duty. So throw away old names and prejudices, and pulltogetb. er for a common cause to one end that end the defeat of McKinley and Russell and tbe victory ot Bryan and Cy. Wat- son. :no longer can you can a man a gold man or a silver man for no such exists. If a man bo a Democrat at all he is one, alive and standing on the plat form. If he is not a Democrat and off the platform be is a Republican and on tbe Republican platform. Ho cannot straddle. He cannot serve God and mammon. The party has spoken and its words muBt be heeded. Tbe man who will not heed tbem ia out of tbe party We are in it up to tbe neck and will fight with all our might for the party and i s nominees. Democrats should put on their war paints and go into' tbe fight with determination to win. Tbe fight . V . . will be bitter and will be to tbo finish, but that is what we want. "Let the dance go on." WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN When a party adopts a platform to suit its principles the next thing io do is to select a man to fit tbo platform. Will iam Jennings Bryan, of Nebraska, was the man. Like on a clear day a cloud suddenly springs from the West and spreads the country over so Bryan . swept the Chicago convention. Ho mounted the rostrum and entered the hearts ot thousands of men and by a sin gle speech of short duration won tbe nomination of bis party for the presi dency. What more recommendation for a man of brain, a man of great power and unlimited force than this. He comes from the heart of tho masses and fights sincerely and courageously for their cause. He is a mighty power in tho West and ere long will bo, from ocean to ocean. McKinley will fall before hia powerful brain and grand e'oquence. With him in tbe lead the Democratic par ty will win tbe day in November. Bry an is brave, fearless and sincere. As an orator he has not a superior in the Unit ed Statos today. His intellect ia superb. In these times of discontent Mr. Bryan fs a fit man to take the lead. He is for the peolpe. He is not a wealthy man. He is a man of convictions and he has the courage to express them. We can do no better than to copy what some of our leading spirits say of Bryan. ThoWash ngtong Post says: The nomination of Ho. Villiam J. Bryan, of Nebraska, by tbe Democratic Conveotion yesterday, constituted tbo moat astounding spectacle in tbe history of American politics. It was a logical culmination, perhaps. Wo are not pre pared to say that, atter tbe extraordinary demonstration ol Thursday, tbe choice of any man rather than Bryan would have been pertinent or explicable. What ama zes U9 is that bt bbould have been able, Z33 US by tbe mere act of mounting a rostrum and delivering a twenty minute epeecb, to dislocate tbe pre cess of the convention machinery, to obscure every veteran as pirant then in view, to change men's heart?, to divert the caue of tbe;r pas sions and their preferences, and to trans f,.rr o serious and deliberative body into an instrument upon woica ne Fia.cu a Pan upon bis pipe, as the blind pripco of ... . ij Q music on bis immortal uarpiicooru. On Thursday afternoon, at a time wnen Bland seemed to be the leaaer id iue whan Boeia was a laborous second, and when McLean, brainiest act most con fiorrntive of them all, was ecactiDg. the role cf the dark and dangerous horse, this young man Bryan suddenly appear ed, tall Ebapely, handsome as a Greek demigod, classic of outline, impassioned of addreee, thrilling with bis ireicecdcys message to tbe people appeared like a lairy upon a dull and lifelcts stage, and in one moment threw 20,000 human be ings into a fever of indescribable exalta tion. He called back from the vanished past the witchery of Orpheus, tbe magic of Demosthenes, irresistible forces cf the great Nepoleor. He stood there, and with a dozen fiery phrases he converted thoughtful men into fanatics; he changed thera as uterly as the wizard changes the toys be plays with on the stage. In all the annals of politics there was never 6ucb a scene. Wo do not wonder that ia tbo folio .v ir,g day, still palpitating utder the spell of Bryan's wondrous eloquence, tbe con vention turned to him as a needle to a magnet. It may not bo capable of anal ysis, it may not be coldly and accurately demonstrable. The fact remains, Bryan swept tbe floor of tbe convention as the fire sweeps the autumn prairie. The del egates went to him in a strange passion of desire. Nothing could check the fury of their bent. He was nominated slow ly at first, swiftly next, "and at last, in a wild crescendo of enthusiasm, he was lifted on a wbitecap of animosity and thrown high and day upon the beach of hia suroassinff triumph. The country at Jareo knows liula of this extraordinary young man. Ho bta been in congress. He delivered a speech upon tbe tariff that enchanted and en-, chained the House. He has spoken many times since with reference to the tariff, and alway9 be has held bis audience as tbe sirens held the fatal crew that sauea with Ulysses from the shores of Troy. He is a minstrel, a form of grace, a thing of beauty. What be is beyond that, who knows? He is young, he is ardent, he is ambi tious, be is gifted with the power to sway men's minds, he is a born leader, an at tractive figure on the stage, and that is all we know. Whether the American people, after four months of solemn do- liberation, will confide their destinies to his untried bands, we do not undertake to prophesy. What we do know is that William Jennings Bryan is the most dramatic product of our national politics, the most sensational and picturesque creation of our age A filling tribute to tbe man and bi$ ability. Goyenor Storsc.cf Missouri, said of him: "A splendid leader, beautiful as Apollo, intellectual beyond comparason, a great orator, a great scholar." Bryan's original boomer, Judge How ard, of Nebraska, In introducing him be fore tbe congressional convention six years ago said: ' Mr. Bryan is an innocent and guilt less man. He knows no more about the tricks and sinful wiles of politicians than a coyote knows about Sunday. 1 cannot prcmieo you that bo will go up and down the district in special railroad trains, providing such luxury. But in bis im plo, honest, earnest way he will go about among the people, talking to them aB men and brothers, and with a ma.cbless eloquence and force which must and will Ci.rry our cause to victory and our can didate into .Congress. Nominate him, and the cactus on every sandhill, and tbe golden rod in every valley will put for b new petals of purity in. praise of this modern Patrick Henry, who, 1 believe, has been miraculously called to lead a despondent people and party to better days." Bryan is a lawyer by profession; an Illinoisian by birth; a presbyterian in religian. He is 36 years old, with sound mind and sound body. Ho has a wife and three children. His wife is a licens ed lawyer. She aids her husband in all bis undertakings, she is a politician for bis sake. She ho'ps prepare bis speeches and cases in court. Since returning from congress ho has been editing a free silver paper. Now ho is our candidate for president. Let every democrat rally around bis flag and cany him to victory. His running male is Arthur Sewall, of Main, a shipbuilder and owner; a bank president; a millionaire, a strong advocate of free silver and a leading Democrat in his State. He was in tbe union army, Sewall says the ticket is bound to win. CHARLOTTE TOWNSHIP. In an article on roads last week we o- mitted to say that Charlotte township had the eamo system of road repairing that Anderson Cuuni.y, S C. has. For two years it has bad that system and it has proved quite a success. Tho get up was original with fome of our Charlotte think iug men. Some of tbo northern newspapers are standing on their heads kicking at the stars crying: "the days of 1861 are com ing back". The New York Herald is clear out of harness. Let them kick tbe gouth and West are no email things. Senator David Bennett Hill will snp- port the tcket nominated at Chicago. He is a Democrat. When the hair teeliiS to fall out or turn irrav. the scalp needs doctoriDg, and we know of no better sptciflic than Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer- June, four years ago, Mr.- Franklin Plato E-ler, cf Ashe County, was to rep resent tbe Dialectic Society in an orator ical content at tbe University commence ment. He was a rising senior. All his examinations bad been passed and his speech been prepared But the day be fore tbe contest Mr Eikt " took sick and was not abie to deliver bis oration. The commencement exercises vrero ovr ard meet cf the Lojs went Lcicr. No one dieamcd ol Eilcr's dying- but it was only a few distill death claimed bioi. M E Itr was t-i'iit-icti red the btt-t orator tLat b:.d teen in iLe university for i-arb. Ilewas a talented boy. He was pop ular both with his fellow pupils and tbe facultj-. He was the brainy man of col lege. It was he who you would first hear of on entering the university. But alas, just iu the prime of his course ho was called to go. Tbe isroe ycte ip which be died bis youngest brother John Cariboo Eller entered tbe University For four years be led bi.s clats and won tbe Ijiyrels in oratorical and debuting contests and a few weeks sgo gained bis diploma. Nu boy in college ranked high er thai; Uu irivUeci ually. He wv.s a favor ite, Tc-day bo lie low in the grave, last Saturday ho was taken from his dear mother. He was bc-r baby and one to be proud of. There is no story sadder than this of tne two iHer bo s. lney were idols at bom.e apd abrca.j. There wai a tadnees in lite ucarU of hundreds ul Chapel Hill boys when tbe sad news of John Carl ton Elltr'b death swept through the state. So it was 4 years ago when Frank lin Plato Eiier ilie-J. Bjib having came from tho farm, a n.4 taken suoh high eland i-l college. But it all goes to tihow how certain death is and how un certain life is. Today wo live and tomor row we may die. The choicest of tho flock may fall. To-day we see a brilliant fut ure for some young, hearty, robust boy and tomorrow we follow him to th c grave Tosday wc are his olasa-mates t.nd to morrow we are hia pall-bearers, what need wo worry with the things of this life? Why not be satisfied with a comfort able existence and spend our extra efforts trying to mako soma fellow man exist comfortably? Why fret about riches when they are soon gained quicker lost? Why do not we seek for honor and a good name and cease trying for gold and fcil- ver? Will it ever come-? No. As long as man is human he will seek that material gain, letting other far greater and nobler aims perish. The above story of two of the brightest boys that tho state has ever bad is sad indeed, and is ono of many such. Those were good poys. Boystbat were likened, to their devoted mother who now survives them in Ashe County. T. 0 PARK'S DEATH. In the death of Mr. T. O. Parks, of Pinoville, Mecklenburg county has lost one of hor best citizens. He was an hon est hard-working farmer- He was a good citizen, a g iod husband and a kind fath er. When ho died ha was only 36 years old just in the prime of life. Ho leaves a devoted wife and three children; an aged mother and foui sisters. For tho last few years he has been at Pinevilio merchandising and farming But before that time be farmed near hia father's old home in Providence, THE RALEIGH LETTER. Raleiou, July 14 A Chicago paper yestuda" asked for tbo names of the North Carolina Democratic papers which b8s bolted the democratic national ticket The reply was in two words "not one." By tho timo the election comes off ia it not reasonable to guess that tbe party will bo found standing very solidly in line in this State Some say now they will vote for McKinley. Mighty few will do that. Oihera say they will not vote at all. Tbia may be tbe case. But will the party lose over 2,500 votes by wbat has occured? Of course it is ail pure guesswork. Would over 5,000 dem ocrats have jumped tbe game had a gold man on a golden plaltorm been tbe re suit? North Carolina democrats are not used to bolting or splitting tickets or keeping away from the polls. The populists raise a furious cry that th 3 democrats have stolen their platform, have literally turned tbem out of their own house, and that sort of thing. But bow much of this to cover their evident discomfiture? The populists are all to pieces. Dem ocrats say that they look for a split or a bolt at St. Louis. The leaders of the populists are desperate in many cases and are trying a big game. The populist state secretary says "this is not a democratic year," this being his way of saying he feels sure a republican win oe elected president. It is of interest to note the comments made by the populists on the Democratic national platform. Some like it and are In for supporting it; others resent it aa a sort ot poaching on populist preserves Congressman Stroud Bays "the Farmers Alliance i both the father and raolbr of the populist party." J M. Mewborne, ex-president of the Alliance, say: "For 6ome daysI have been making speeches, telling the people that wbat the demon cratic party did at Chicago, 6hows how right the Alliance was. Why, it is our platform the national convention has adopted. It is a good populist plat-, form Spier V bitaker says he wants it under stood that be is no republican annex. This must bo a hit at Butler and others. The populist leaders aro loosing no op portunity to show that they "want to play in the republican back yard" here ir. North Carolina. They are desperate and cared. Advice didn't go and their at I erapt at bluff will fail. It is tbe popu- ai leauers wno are trying tnis game. The republ'cans insist that upon a noil the populists in North Carolina cannot muster over 40,000 votes. They say these are pretty nearly divided among proselytes from the republican and dem ocratic parties and they declare that this estimate of strength is based UDon about as close figuring as can be done. The60 1 figures by no means tally with .W. A. Guthrie's for he' declares the populists have a plurality in the State. The por ulist State secretary says his past cast 67,000 votes. But the strange fact remains that just not one of the three partie in the State knows its own strength. Any one can ask the three Slate chairman and from tbo truth of the remark. It seems that the populists intend to raise tbe standard of tbo "tree silver part ty" in this State -and that they calculate on getting the silver democrats and sil ver republicans under its folds. But the democrats will make the assertion that they have put a free silver man on a free 6ilver platform of such a character that tbe populist wbo declines to stand on it is no, a true friend of Bilver but ono only upon conditions. liX-Congressman John Nichols may be a congressional candidate in this distaict. his frieoos eay quite openly that N C. English is holding on to the nomination until bo can see whether be is going to get tho coveted nomination for Slate Superintendent cf Public Instruction. But the Nichols men intend to flank this movement by E.nglifch. The Congres fcional committee will name a man it En glish dees cot at once accept. Nichols is an "A. P. A," and thus tbe religious questiora will1 be pulled into politics if possible. Ninety nine onehunpredths of the North Carolina people Utterly op pose mixing religion and politics. Tho building committee of the AgricuU tural and Mechanical College here has at last provided for the horticultural des partment, which heretofore has bad no quarters of its own. It orders the erec uon of a two-story brick tuilding,40x40, with a lean-to hot house, 40x20, also two extensive cold frames, each 20x60, for experiments in forcing winter vegetables. The architect whose plans are adopted is Charles Pearson, a graduate of the college, The railroad commission sets aside June 16 and 17 for the hearing of com plaints regarding the assessment of rail roads. In two or three cases tbe rate has been raised. Tbe collection of gems and gem-stones in the State museum is uow complete and very beautiful, Hiddenites and diamonds ard among tbem. Many are shown in rubber trays with perforations, which form a capital Betting and background. There aro over 1,500 specimens cut and uncut. Within two weeks the farmers alliance shoe factory will be in operation at Hills boro, and it will be, after the one in the Richmond penitentiary, the largest in the South. Its full capacity will be 600 pairs daily and it will require 100 hides a day It will be operated by the Farmers Al liance. Many hundreds of pairs will first be made for samples. Tbe pension lists come in a little slower than usual this year. Senator 1 rite hard says he supports McKinley. Senator Butler's paper last week said in such a case he gets no popu list votes. He will not need tbem if he is to be in McKinley's cabinet. Gov: Carr appointed Ed. Chambers Smith State proxy for tbe North Caro lina Railway. It is asserted that the farmers lost $1,000,000 by last week's immense rainfall and abundant floods. "Two new companies of infantry has just been admitted into tbe State Guard, at identon and lierttoid. The total strength of tho force is now about 1850 Last week tho State Geologist took with an electric meter the height and tbe velo city of all the larger rivers in the State Work will ibis week, after several months suspension, be renewed on the Baptist State Female University here. The State suffers heavy loss by the rain at tbe great convict farm on tbe Roanoke river. Miles of dyke are ruined. Tbe water rose 42 feet above its mean height. It is asserted that tbe damage aggro gates $75,000, but this must be our own cstimato. Only two farms were damaged: One i a cornfield 7 miles in length. Gov. Carr and a number of other men of prominence formed a Bryan and Was son club here last week, iu an hour after Bryan's nomination. La&t Saturday night a dissolute white man, Herbert G. Womble, aged 28 mur dered his mulatto mistress by blowing out her brains with hia revolver. H dashed out of her house, went homo, got money and clothing, and after telling what ne naa aone leu tne city in a carriage. Gov. Carr yesterday offered 6200 reward tor his capture. ine number of volumes in tho State library is now 50,000. Tha wife and son of Railway Commis- sioner a. utbo Wiin are both sick in a hospital here, with typhoid fever. Both are better to-day. To make your busines pay, good health is paime factor. To secure eood health, the bloo1 should be kept pare anp vigorom by the use of Ayer a Sarsapanlla- When the vital fluid is im pure and slug?isb, there can be neither health strength, nor ambition. If yoa would havi au abunlance of dark glos sy hir, if jou would have a clean sclp, fre free from dandruff aid irritatin? humors. ' r i: your hair is faded and gray, and you would have its natural color restored, use Ayer's Ha Vigor. It is unquestionably the be9t dressing. ir TREASURER FOR MECKLENBURG 1 hereby announce myself a candi Jate for of fice of Treasurer for Mecklenburg county sub ject to the ection of the Democratic county con vention EDGAlt H. WALEER. July lG.h- TRUSTEE'S SAliE OP LAUD. By vinure of a deed of trust executed by Jack cuCTi iiuu wiie io me io secure me paymeut of a ueoi owing io ur. jonn u. aiCAaeD. wbich deed ui nun iBuaici iHo?emoer zaa lcyiana reeis- icreu iu me omcs oi ine uegisier or Deeds or Mecklenburg County in book 99 page 280, 1 will sen at public auction at the court House door in lnanotte, jn. u. to the highest bidder for cath. on monuay me rin day ot August 189(J, the lot conveyed by said deed of trust and described as follower That parcel cf land situated in the said city of harlotte in Ward Ho Two and Square No. Seventy Six and designated in Beer's Map of said City as apart of lots 571 & 572 and in Butler" Map as No. One ia the said Square and being the same lot which was conveyed bj J W. Miner to said Jack Street by deed regis tered in the said office In book No. 25 and page 185. P. D. WALKER, Trustee. July 161896 5w. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The Best Salve in l h wnrM for Cmm Bruises. Sores. Tetter. Charmed Hn1 Chilblains, Corns, and all skin Eruptions and positive!? cures Piles or no oav re quired. It is f. aranteeri tn viva nerfnr.t satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 centa per box." For sale by Burwell & JLiunn wholesale and retail. MB. A. B. DAVIDSONS WILL. The Previous Settlement Between Him and His Wife Stands. Varous Bequests to His Children. The fuii textot the will of the late A. B. Davidson is as follows: State of Kokth Cakolina, Mecklenburg CocKTr. J. 1. A. Brevard Davidson, of the city of Charlotte, county and State aforesaid, do hereby make, publish and declare this instrument of writing to be and contain my la-H will and testament, hereby re voking and declaring null and void al other wills or parts of wills heretofor at any time made by me. Item 1. I hereby give nnd bequeatb to my beloved wife, Cornelia, all the proper, ty of every kind and description whatso ever, wnicn I acquired oy my marriage with her; also the bedroom furniture in my bedroom, in my residence, in the city of Charlotte, as well as the furniture in my dressingroom adjoining my bed-room, also a secretary in my Mtting room, also a fancy rocking chair, as well as one siU ver pitcher, which last three above men tioned articles I have already presented to her. That inasmuch as I, have entered into an agreement with my said wife by the terms-of which a settlement was had be tween us touching all matters growing out of our ante-nuptial agreement, and by wbich certain real estate conveyed by me to her in lieu of 12 shares of stock in the First National Bank, of Charlotte, and bond of tbe Charlotte, Columbia, and Augusta Railroad Company, used by me, has been accepted, all of which will ap pear more fully by reference to said con tract in writing, and which at this time is in the possesion of Mr. K. M Dates, or., make no further bequest to her, but hereby ratify and fully confirm all th provisions contained in tne said written agreement or contract. item & Inasmuch as I bad heretofore conveyed to Margaret A. Davidson, wile of my son, John Springs Davidson, and to bis five children, 300 acres of land, and to his son, Joseph Graham Davidson, 300 acres of land, and as I have also conveyed to W, 11. Myers a tract oi land con aimng 100 acred in satisfaction of a judgement agaiust my son, John Springs Davidson, and in addition thereto, as I have ad vanced him largely in excess ot what am able to give my ether children, I make no devise of real estate to bim, tbe said John Springs Davidson. Item J. Inasmuch as 1 have hereto fore by several and seperate deeds con veyed to my daughters, Mary L. Sinclair, Sally II. Davidson, Isabella, wife of Charles Montgomery, Amanda, wife ol A. J. Beall, Julia, wife of Thomas H. Stroehecker, and Blandina R. Davidson, and to my son, E. L Bazt r Davidson, certain real estate, as will more fully and at large appear by referenco to the said deeds, and which have fec-en registered in the offices of the register of doeds for the counties of Mecklenburg and Cabarras, I make no devise of any other real estate to them or any of tbem, but in case there should be any defects in tbe said deeds of conveyance by reason of which the prop erty described tbeicin fails to pass to.tbe parties therein named respectively, then, as to the said real estate rn respect to wbicb the cenveyanoe may have failed I give and devise tbe same to the parlies named in the deed, and upon tho term therein set forth. Item 4. I give and devise to my son. . L. Baxter Davidson, all my interest in and to that certain lot and bouse situated in the city of Charlotte, and commonlv called tbe Bank Building, and known as No. 5, East Trade street, to be held by bim in trust, nevertlieleBt, for the follow ing purpose, to-wit: To collect the rente and profits arising therefrom, and to pay tho same over to my son, Leroy Davidi son, after having deducted therefrom the ratable part ot the laxs to be assessed against said property, as well as tbe rata ble part of any repairs that may havn been made upon said realty necessary to preserve tbe property. But I hereby ex pressly charge the real estato in tbis ittm (jcvistd with the payment of any mort gage that may be upon the sau-.e at my death to the exoneration of my personal Ctt-tO. Item 5 To each of my daughters, Sal- FERTILIZERS, TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS: As successors to Messrs. E. B. Springs & Co., we solict your continued you for past favora. ueu Uaviug large resources we are able to be beadqnarters in all our lines. Our Stock of Vehicles In its assortment, stvles and quality, is second to no concern in North Carolina. It will Tav vmi to look through our stock before purchasing, not that we are selling at cost or making anv saerifWs Vn that our prices are better than many merchants "cost" sales; better than others pay for them. Lare-e nnAnti- tie3 get best prices, best freight rates, and when discounts are taken off, our cost price is awav undpi. average. Here's where our success O ffi ;3Si as ass sj I 3ST S T I YOU KUOW OF AMOTJS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW MORE. Write for its beautiful catalogue. Address, J. A. & M. H. HOLT, Principals. ly, Julia and Blandina, I give their bed room furniture. Item 6. To my daughter, Mary L. Sinclair, I give a silver pitcher formerly owned by her mother. fc . Item 7. I will that my household and kitchen furniture, silver plate and other ware of every kind and description now in my residence in Charlotte be equally divided among my children. Item 8. I will and direct that no charge be made against my children fcr advancements heretofore made by me to them or any of tbem. And I hereby will and direct that any debt or obligation held by me on any of my said children or any of tbo husbands of my married daughters, whether by note, account, judgement or otherwise be cancelled and the evidences thereof delivered to tha par. ties owing tbe same respectively, as I do not wish the same collected from them or any of them. Item 9. To my daughter, Julia S. Stroehecker, I give and bequeath my pi ano and an oil painting of her mother. Item 10. I will and direct that all the residue of my estate be converted into money by my executors, and to this end they are authorized and empowered to sell, either at public or private sale, as they may deem bc-Bt for this purpose, all my real and personal estate and the pro ceeds arising therefrom, together with the collections made by tbem upon debts ow ing to my estate after the payment of my debts and incidental expenses of adminh tiation, they shall divide equally among my childien, share and share alike, living at tbe date of tbe execution of tbi will. Item ll. I hereby nominate and ap point my son, E. L. Baxter Davidson, and my friend, John E. Oates, executors of tbis my la-t will and testament. Tutt's Pills Cure AH Liver Ills. Prevention better than cure. Tutt's Liver Pills will not only cure, but if taken in time -will prevent Sick Headache, dyspepsia, biliousness, malaria, constipation, jaundice, torpid liver and kindred diseases. TUTT'S Liver PILLS ABSOLUTELY CURE. 205 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET. VEHICLES AND On Piedmont Wagons o Weaiealso headquarters. Our Mr. SpBmobeingj)resXdfiEio4hat concean,-our prices must necessarily be right We know that our ,PlEDr.10NT,,WAG0NS are made of selected material, dry seasoned. They are nearer to per tection now than any wagon on this market Try one. . We are agents for the genuine T XT T SOMETHING THIS SOHIOO OAK: RIDGE, X r BUY A PAIR i of those; elegent Tax OxfobdJ reduced to $100 morning in ixie city io equal tnem at less tnan $l.o0. i :-0-: J- MEN'S WIDE SOLE SHOES. with elastic side, price $1.50, these are regular $200 shoes and you need to come quick if you want THEM THE FINEST KID LACE Shoe ever brought to Uhaelotte tor $100, We can glre you betUr ahee at less price than any - other SHOE HOUSE in North Caro lina. GILRKATH & Co, One Price to ALL. Comparative Cotton Statement, j The following is the comparatife cotta statement for the week ending Jul; 5th: 1886. Net receipts at ii U 8. ports. 5,104 3, 17,0 Tout receipts to date. 5,140,281 KxportB for the week, 16,060 Total exports to tbis date, 4.386.146 Stock in all U. S. ports, 234,370 Stock at all interior towub. 32,313 Stock in Liverpool, 846,000 14 American anoat for Great Britain, 23,000 40,! Executor's Notice Having qurlifitd as Extcutois of tbe wiil i the lute A Hrevard Duvidsonjwe btrebyt.otiff ii! peisjns baring claims agaii.Bt his enisle to pit sent the same before the 20tb day -f July If or this notice will be pleaded in bar ot jy coverv tbereon. AH neraona indebted to Hie tMe will be rt quired to make prompt tettleuntf j uiy iu xbvo, E- L. Bi XTER UAVIDSON J Jane 16 1896 J NO L GATES, f Executor. 6. i 1 !3j STORAGE CHARLOTTE, N. C, January 7, 1896. cood win a i Sooa W1" nd patronage, and heartily tbtf On Charlotte Fertilizers- We are again headquarters. H e ing the agency for that immense co cem, The Chaxtotte Oil and J?eru zer uo.r, bst ytL hUcm. The immense irauc Charlotte Fertilizers 1$ their -a-V" M aflreu fm TliA immense trade sino i i uu v erncies comes in. .