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CHARLOTTE, JNT. C. TVESBAY, ^OVE*MBER 13, 18S7.
By LEMUEI. BIAGITAM,
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and charged accordingly.
T?i\b\\c Y \it evtainment.
TIIK subscriber informs his friends and the
public, that he lias purchased that well
known establishment, lately owned and occupi-
cd by Dr. Henderson, and is now prepared to
entertain travellers and others, who may please
to c.-ill on him ; and no exertions will be spared
TO rcMidcr them comfortable, and their stay a-
grceable. His table will be furnished with ev
ery variety wiiich the country affords; his bar
with the best of liquors; and'his stablt-s with
plenty of provender, and cartful servants will
be in constant attendaMce.
HOHKllT I. DINKINS.
Chalottk, April 20, 1822 *80
Is appointed Agc-nt f r >7//f.v A/rM/yre for
Charlotte, and w ill receive :ill ordiTs’dirert-
wl to them fuF 'F’ickets and shares in Lotteries
bffore tlie public.
Sept. Z9, 1827.—50
From the subscriber’s si:ib!c in Concord,
Cabarrus county, N. C. on the night of the
aOth inst. two gray IKMtSKS, ont of I'hrm liav-
a dark mane and tail, 7 years old, and a scar
on his right hind pastern Joint, occasiuncd by a
Sopc; thf other horse is’lOor 11 .years old, ra-
tlier whiter than tlw' other; both in good o’’der
and shod before, when stolen. 'I hey are of the
oonimon size, but heavy built. A man, who
•alls his name William Dean, is suspocteJ to
be tin.* thief. Dean was missing the same time
«ie horses were. Me is about 5 feet 7 or 8 in-
olies high, broad across tiie foreheai!, but liis
ftice tapers towanls the chin, v, ih a \ery l .rjfe
moutb; rather s'oop shouUiercd, unpieas.»nt
•ountt-nance, .nul down look ; boasts much
Lis m inliood and is fond of-nicking the Dul
brogue, and of gambling, m d says he is a c;
pftiter by irrule. Had a blue chi'ii coatee ^itii
% black >cl\et collar, g -ay casinet panta,«ions,
and black hat with a low tapered . I'ov. n ami
broad rim. F fly d(,llars re'\ ard wi'l nc given
^>r his inprehension and confinement in any
jail, or his ilelivervto me in Concord, N. C. to-
getiu-r with both or either of the horses. Any
inform.ttion sent me to the Fo.st-OHice in tliis
Hlacc, will be thankfully rt-ceived.
.1X0. K. MAHAN.
Concord, N. C. .July 23, J827.—40
Xevj Watcl\es & Je’weWeTy.
Tliomas Trolter Co.
> the public that they have
received and offer for sale a
few gold and silver patent le
ver Watches, (gentkmen
and ladies) a few good plain
Watches, wnrranted; gentle
men and ladies’ gold Chains,
Seals and Keys ; some hand
some Breast Pins, Finger kings. Ear Rings,
Pearl and Filigree, and I'aste in setts, Ste. ti.r, ;
all or any part of which we will si ll low for
Clocks and Watches repaired at the shortest
notice, and warranted to perform. Cash given
for gold and silver.
N. B. We expert to recei'i'e in a short time
some elegant Military and plated Goods, he.
Charlotte, May 14,' 1827.-30
Henry's Cormne.niary on the Bible.
For publishing by subscription, bv Towar Sc
Hogan, Booksellers, No. 255, Market street,
AN EXPOSITION OF THE
OLD & NEW TESTAMENT.
Wherein each chapter is summed up in its
contents ; the sacred text inserted at large, in
distinct paragraphs; each paragraph reduc'*d
to its proper heads; the sense given, and large
ly illustrated, with practical remsfrks and ob
Ht Matthew HENnr, luU Minisier of the Go!>jjtl.
d iifw Edit ionedited hy the Rev. Gecrge Ilvr-
der, and the Rev. Jo.seph Hushes, M. IVith
n Life of the Jiutlnjr^ by the. Rev. Samvd
fetat V- V oV av cA\i\a,
%^ns;nst *SV.s.v.'o?i, 1S27.
»ltt)bcrt Houston &. Mary his wife,^ Petition for
> partition of
Alston Spratt & Eliza’th his wife, j Lands.
IT is ordered by court, that publication he
made six weeks in the Catawba Journal, for
Jlie ilefendants to appear at our next Court of
JMeas and Qu.arter Sessions, to he h^ ld for the
oounty of Mecklenburg, on the 4lh Monday of
November next, and answer to the petition;
otherwise judgment will be taken pro confea-
so against them.
I. ALEX.ANDER, C. M. C.
Ot57.—pr. adv. $2.
(t/“P.)STAGE ACCOI NTS.
Those indebted to the Post-OfTici, for post-
-,9ge on letters, newspapers, or azincs, are
»»rquested to call and settle the same, without
dehiy. The quarter ended-the last of Septrm-
fcer, and the draft fnrni the General Post-(»flire
iimst be paid on sight. I hose who fail to at
tend to this reejuest, must expect, in future, to
ooinply with the instructions from the (General
yost-Office, which allow no credit, except at
file risk of the Postntaster.
Rust-Office, Charlotte, iV'. C.}
Octobtr 1, 1827. 5
The notes due the estate of Ezekiel Aber-
natliy, dccerisd, will all be due tlie first
day ofNoveml)er next. Those indibted are
requested to make payment during the Supe
rior Court week. I shall attend at the store
ol Mr. Kendrick, during the time, for the pur
pose of making collections; and those who do
not .ivail themselves ofthis opportunity, may
expect to fiikl their respective notes in the
hands of an officer for collecti«)n. 'I'lie situa
tion of the estate will not admit of aiiv iiulul-
JO. SMITH, .WmV.
October 29, 1827.—3t66.
yaluable Real Ettlate far Sale
wish to sell the trai t of I,and
whereon I now reside, distant
3 miles from the village (>f Char
lotte ; containing about yoO acres
of the best quality of Sugar Creek land. Two-
* birds of the above tract is in woods ; the grea-
ler proportion of the balance having t.een o-
pened within a few years, will yield, in ordin.T-
ry seasons, from 80U to lOO^J weiglit of colton
]>er acre. On the plantation is a good
lingrhouse, ami other nect.ssury out buiidii gs.
The tract is well watered aiifl has exteiisi\e
nieadows. Intending to remove to anothi r
**ate, tlie above property is offered low for rash
or credit; or would be exchanged for Tennessee
Jands, located vithin the Middle or Western
'The Land could be divided to suit pun has-
•Tf. WM. .1. I’Oi.K.
^fctklenivr^ eovniy, Get. 18, >Jtf,
The chanacter of this valuable and highly
useful Exposition of the Sacrcd Writings, is
well known to the pious generally of all de-
noii inati(^s: and it now certainly .stands in no
need of a*^ublisher’s recommendation.
('onditions.—'The M ork will be published in
six large super royal octav# volumes, of about
one thousand pages each, comprisingabout one-
tliird more matter than is contained in Scott's
Commentary, and deliyered to subscribers in
volumes, at three dollars and fifty cents per
volume, well done uj> in strong boards; or four
dollars per volume, handsoniely and strongly
bound ; payable on the receipt of each vol
ume. A volume will be published every three
An allowance \yill be made of one copy for
every five subscribers; and to those who' o!>-
tain but two subscribers, a reasonable allow
ance will be made.
As the price of the book is put very low, the
publishers expect that remittances will be
pronij tly made on the receipt of each volume.
The publishers reque.st those who have sub
scription papers, to inform them any time prior
to the first day of November next, of the num
ber they hare got or have a prospect of ob
From Dr. E. s. Ely, Pc/stnr of the lliird Pres-
byteriun Church, Philadelphia.
Gsiitlemen,—Your pr posed rcpublication of
the Kev. Matthew Henry’s “ Ex])osition of the
Old and New 'Testament, with Practical l>e-
marks and Observations,” deserves encourage
ment from all the friends of evangelical religion
in our country. Could 1 not otherwise ol/tain
a copy of this valuable work, I would give you,
in exchange for it, all the Commentaries of Or
ton, Doddridge, Gill, Campbell, M’Knight,
Scotl, and Clark : and while I wouUl neither
discard nor disparage these, I must sa;’^ that
Henry has as much good sense, as much practi
cal piety, and as thorough acquaintance with
the minil tf the Spirit, as are manif ested by any
of his successors.
The late Dr. Livingston was the best preach
er on the religious experience of a Christian,
that I have ever heard ; aiid it is notorious, that
he drew largely from the rich treasures which
he found in Henry’s Biije.
To any minister of the Gospel, or private
Christian, who might regard iny opinion, 1 woidd
say. If you have all other Commentaries, or
ean purchase but one, be sure to i)uv ^lattliew
Henry. EZRA STYLES ELY.
My views of the Rev. Matthew Henry’s Ex
position of the Old and Ni w Testament, accord
with those who have recommended it as a most
valuable practical commentary upon the Sacred
Scriptures, and as furnishing some of «he most
important aids to a correct knoyvkdge of them.
L. S. Ji.'^fociate Rector of
!St. JuiHis’a Church, Luncasttr.
THIS Boat is in complete order, and will
commence running to Georgetown and
Charle.-ston on the first of October, and will car
ry produce at customary rates. The subscri-
bers will sjiare no exertion to expedite the
transportation of produce and goods to and
from either of the above places. This boat has
made a trip from Charleston, with a full freight,
in less than five days.
We have a pole hoat now on the stocks,
whi«-h will be launched about the first of No-
vcniijer, calculated to carrv five hundred bales
of cotton,* and of 'so light a draft of water, as
to be enablttl to go at all season*. This boat,
in c onjunction with the steam boat, will ensure
tlip certainty of up and down freights, without
The subscribers will receive cotton to freight
on moderate terms, and make no charge for
itorage, if 8hij)ped by their boats. They will
also receive and forward goods, on reasonable
terms, having commodious stores and ware-hou-
bes, for the security of goods.
Mr. Henry W. Conner, the agent in Charles
ton, will attemi to the receiving and forwarding
all goods to this or any intermediate places on
the f'ee Dee river, and will receive and attend
to all orders respecting cotton that may be sent
to Ins care. 1 he subscribers plelge them
selves to use all diligence and attention in their
pow er, for the inten st of those who may make
consignments to them.
J. h J. H. TOWNES.
Cheraw, S. C. Sept. 24. 1827.—8t58
FBOM THE R1LKI6H RESISTKH.
Remedy for Inlcmpcrance.
THB’ Subscriber, on tlie decease of the late
Doct. Wm. Chamber.'-, took into his pos-
' session the personal estate of the deceased, and
found ■ ■ ‘
WHAT IS A RAILHOAD ?
As many persons have not had an
opportunity of knowing the manner cl
a Railroad, it will be well to give a de
scription of it. It is so simple in its
construction, that any one will easily
To make a Railroad between any two
places, the ground must be chosen as
level as possible. It need not, however,
be exactly level. “If it ascend or de
scend 27 feet and a half and no more in
a mile, it is considered a level way.”**
The breadth we shall suppose to be
eijfht feet, but different Railroads have
dilferent breadths.—The earth must be
excavated deeply enough to arrive at a
firm foundation. If after the choice of
the course by a pood Civil Engineerj
any hill be in ihe way, the ridge must be
cit through, and the stuffthat comesoutof
it, taken down to make an embankment
across the adjacent valley, until the
whole road is brought to a level, and
made compact. Pieces of timber 8
feet long and a foot square are laid across
to serve as sleepers, having their upper
surfiiees level. In a Railraod at a place
called Matich Chunck in Pennsylvania,
the sleepers were placed four feet apart;
but at ihe Quincy Railroad in Massa-
chusctt.s, the interval between the sleep
ers is S feett Long pieces of timber
are placed on the.se sleepers, in the
direction of the road, as stri-ng pieces
upon the piers of a common bridge, only
that being long, each extends over
found prepared a l.rge quantity of Doctor several of the slecpcrs. There are how-
Cnambers remedy for Ir.temperancc. I « r i
lie haeby the pilblic, tl»t he lia.if'*'* °"b''"’o of Ihcse String pieces by
disposed of all the Medicine so found, to Dr. j another, and at the dis-
Jas. II. Hart, and Mr. Andrew M. Fanning, of| tance of the wheels, and Ibesc are call-
^ «!,• A' •*' *1 u u u IRails. Thus two continuous
In makmg this disposition, the subscriber has I I- _r ^ r ir i
been actuated by a due regard to the interest ' timber are formed from one end
of the heirs of the Intestate, as well as from a | of the road to the Other, by pieces wcll
wish to give the most extensive use to the vir- connected together at their ends. They
the gentlemen who will hereafter be the Ten-1 WOod, ®r by
df'rs pf the remedy for Intemperance, as pro-j ^’Ooden keys, to keep them always
pared by the Inventor, have been intimately firm in th»ir placcs. At the Ouincv
connected with Doctor Chambers in his life I _i Y i .1 -i
time-have been his agents in compounding the I already mentioned, these rails
medicine, and are acquainted with its coni])osi-' ® inchcs wide and 12 inches
SYLVAN us MILI.EK,
Pub. Jidministralm', He,
d^ The Medicine is prcjiared only by the
deep.’’ On the top of the rails and
next to their inner fdges, they are cover
ed along their whole length with a line
subscribers, who alone are iil'possession of the ' of rolled iron like Waggon tire, about an
original Kecipe of the inventor, at the ofliceof[ inch and a half wide and a quarter of
'I;:, irri'ree": ‘•-f •., E-ti. i» then thr.«„ in .
»ile of Urcd.ay, .,,,1 at the Mcdicul stole of j covered With gravel orsuch material | ‘’“fj f*"
Dr. Hall, cornel- of Broadway and cliHmberl as will make a closcand firm path for the i tpgctner by iron cliaiiii. and
Street, 3 doors from Washington Hall, New- ‘ • - ■ i w*iiurh,r,«. «..tu 4I 00 ...j
[From the Vtrniont Gazette.]
“ We have the pleasure to announce that
Doctor Chambers’ Medicine for intemperance
at their extremities where thej join ond
another, by blocks of stone, with their
ii^per surfaces hewn flat and smooth.
In the end of each pitce of the railings
is a semicircular indenture, so that when
two come together a hole is complet;d,
through which a pin or bolt i& driven
into a corresponding hole in the stone,
to secure, all together in their proper
position. In uorthern elinaates foun*
dations of stone must be laid under the
sleepers of Railways to the depth of
three or four feet, to prevent the etiects
of frost, which, during their severe win
ters, penetrates far into the ground. In
our btitude this expense is needless,
at least in the eastern parts of the State,
as the ground is never frozen two feet
In countries where the price of timber
is much higher than with us, an iron
Railway conts twice as'much is oae
made ol wood ; but the latter answer*
the same purpose. This too, is of
great importance to uson account of the
abundance and cheapnesh of timber
through the whole of our State. Uut w*
shall best ascertain the expense by con
sulting facts. A Committee was ap«»
pointed by the “ Ualtimore anil Ohia
Railroad Company” to examine tho
Mauch Chunck and Quincy Railroads.
A part of their report is here inserted,
and it may well produce surprise ahdi
gratification. These are their words.
The elevation of the Coal Mine at
Mauch ChuQck aoove tht Lehigh River,
at the point wheie the coal is delivered
into boats is 936 feet. From this mina
the road rises 46 feet in half a mile, and
there reaches the extreme point of its
elevation, which is 9S2 feet above the
water. The- distance from this place
to the river is about eight miles and a
half. The road then constantly de»
scends by an irregular declivity. There
is at the bank of the river an abtupt
termination of the mountain, upon which
is constructed an inclined plane 700 feet
long, below which there isstillafurthcrde*
scent pf 25 feet down a chute, through
which the coal is conveyed into boats.
The whole of the iVlaucli Chunck Rail
road extending the distance of 9 miles,
and including the inclined plane of 700
feet long, was constructed in two
months and three days, from the time
ol its commencement, so that waggons
have since regularly passed upon it.
The cost, including the 700 feet of
dined plane, is stated to be bet^eett
jS2500and 3000 per mile.” On this
horse, leaving the tops of the rails a small! .7''^ loads 22 tons, and
distance above the surface.
Should the country be so rapid in its
ascent or descent, as tomakeitnesessary
has been administered to twelve persons in this | to raise or depiCSS the W^aggOOS which
y\c\mty, &^\d thut in every insti.nce it ha.i had the run nnnn
f'ei'. Jf. T Ijranfly, Pastor of the
i/ajili.t! Church, Piiiludelphia.
every m8ti.nce it huit had the
desired effect of producing an entire disrelish for
the me of ardent fpiritn. It has redeemed them
front obviotin ruin, and rnimtd them to them
selves, relatins, and frienda—to health, to indtu^
try, to uscfulnese, and to their proper statiorn in
Bzwarx ot imposture !—The almost incred.
ible success hich Dr. Chambers’ medicine has
met with in the cure of intemperance, has bro’t
forth many fraudulent imitations of this valua
ble remedy. To secure the public against im
position, the directions accompanying the gen
uine remedy for intemperance are signed in the
hand wnting of the subscribers, without which
none arc genuine.
From thr Per
Messrs. To\\ :ir Hogan: I he picly and good
sense of all (^liri.stiHii communities, have con
curred in awnrding to llenry’s^ C-'omiTu ntary, a
distinguished place itmong the stundard works i icine at a very reduced price. On enclosing to
TO EDi rOUS.
In order that the efficacy of Dr. Chambers’
Hemedy for Intemperance may be thoroughly
tested, Kditors of new.spapcrs, throughout the
country, who will insert our advertisement and
adil this article to it, and send us a copy of the
paper containing it, shall receive from us by
return of mail, a quantity suflicient to cure one
drunkard, which they A-ill be requested to ad
minister to some patient in their neighborhood,
and publish the result.
Public Institutions and Philanthropic Socie
ties, by making application (duly authentica
ted) to the Subscribers, shnll receive the med
>f the same kind, l-’or myself, 1 can say, that
I have found it one of the best helps to a just
ind practical accjuaintance with the sr^cred vol
ume. His skill as an interpreter is entitled to
much rcspect ; his integrity in adhering to the be administered gratis.
us the usual price, $5, postage paid, the
cine can be sent in a letter by mail. I'o
who are unable to pay, on personal applicatim
of the individual to our office, the mcdicine will
sense of Scrij'ture, without the colorings of
p;irty feeling, is highly commendable; and the
divine unction which runs through the*whole of
liis work, must render it ."^n acceptable guide
to the devotions of the pious in every denomi
You lutre my earne st wishes for the success
of the projected publication of this work.
\\ illi Christiun respect,
W. T. BKAN I LY.
13// March, 1827.
(f;^Subscriptions for the above valu
able work received at this oflice.
Kntr^ 'rakers’ arrants,
For fflrtc, at
JAMES H. HART, M. D.
A. M. FANNING,
Successors t0 W. 9h»mbtrt.
QT^ A supply of the above Medicine has been
forwarded by J. II. Hart, M. D. & A. M. Fan
ning, warranted to bege.iuine, tothe subscriber,
living 9 miles north of Charlotte, of whom it
can be had at the New -York prices, A few
parcels of the same are deposited with William
F. Cowan, merchant, Statesville.
It is hopetl that those who are disposed to
test this highly celebrated medicine, will avail
themH'lves of this opportunity of procuring it
genuine ; as there are spurious imftations of it
imposed on the community, which are neither
safe nor effiocious. * ) ?H’ILyiIT
5, lM;ir.T*4t5S. - I
run upon thestrails from one level to
another, this is done by constructing
the connecting Railroad between the
two levels after the manner of an inclin
ed plane, and drawing up or letting
down the waggons by machinery, or
stationary steam enginos placed at the
top. Sometimes the waggons are lifted
or let down perpendicularly from one
level to another, by the proper mechanic
The waggons that run upon such a
Railway are of iron, tkc wheels bting
cast, the axletrces wrought, and the
whole made with perfection & strength.
They are such as engineers call Jlarif'ed
wheels, the flange beii.»g an extension «f
the rim all round it on the inside next
to the waggon, so that the wheels rest
ing upon the rail, these flanges reach
down, and prevent them from running
off the tracks, should they happen to be
directed sidewise. Carriages in op
posite directions pa.ss one another, by
lateral tracks at convenient distances,
turning off in a snail ingle, and in like
manner returning into the main road.
It is not uncommon to have Railvva^'s
made flouble, allswing to the trade in
each direction iis own road. In this
case connections areformad between the
two, that a carriage travelling more rap
idly than another, may leave its own
road, run a small distance upon the
other, and then regain its proper tr«ck.
An iron Railway differs by having
the rails to consist wholly of iron in*
stead of wood. Each piece of iron is
made 2 feet long, and they are supported
'See “Proceedingsof sundry citizens ofBal-
f See “Report of t}ie Commltfpe appointed
liy the IJaltimore and Ohio Hailroad :onipanv.
to examme th« .Mauri; Chi’rrk ’
riad* ” j>i). 9 k .} ~
this shows that the road is consirueied,
at thepricestated, with sufficient strength
and solidity of foundation, to sustain
any pressure which there is occasion to
put upon it, and it continues to do this
Irom y ear to year.
Here then is a Railway along the side
of khe ‘Blue Mountains,’ in circum
stances far from favorable wa should
think, fordiminution of expense '^bich
cost no more than 2500 or 3000 dollars
a mile. Can it be doubted that a Rail
road, at least through the generally
level country between Newbern and
Kaleigb, may be complete!* itpon terms
equally adrantageous. It is presumed
that in these more advantageous circum-
stances, 2S00 dollars . mile upon an
»ver.ge would be amply .ufficieut.
E»en among our hills it i, probable that
tlie r,ork would be as easy for the most
part as It was though these 9 miles
he coal mine. There the descents were
o be made regular, and brought upon
the uhole within the compass of one
degree. There must h.re be;n man;
"“f'; “'■'■cuitous tuni
to be made, and foundations and support,
to be constructed 'l.at the whole might
bereduccd to such regular deoliviiieJa*
must be combined for attaining the ob-
ject. The sliill ol a practised cijg-jieer
finds easy expedients where w* micht
apprehend great obslacles. ■ 'I'he Com-
m.tteeo accordiu-ly inform , us, that
■there are var.ons crossing places along
the course of the road, and .,T-er,l turn,
out, both of which are easily effected »t
a very smaU expense. The. « are also
many considerable curvature s alone the
side of the mountain, to suit tl le localities
of the ground ; and these sin „osities are
eirected with the greatest ■ facility, by
simply cleTating the rail on the outer
curve a little higher than tb ,e rail on the