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Friday, May 18, 188:).
As far as heard from we are pleas
ed with the action of our Township
primaries. In many instances no
instructions have been given the
delegations to support any one man
for a particular office. The repre
sentation from each township to the
County convention will be of the
very best citizen ax and their advan
tages of knowing the wish of each
and every one of their neighbors will,
we believe, insure a satisfactory nom
ination by the assembled delegates,
to-morrow, and make it almost im
possible to thwart the popular will.
The action of these primaries con
clusively shows that there has. been
no attempt to buoy up any one aspi
rant. We can but unreservedly voice
the sentiment of the No. 8 voters in
reference to doing away with a con
vention for the nomination of coun
ty officers, and the joining in with
our sister county of Stanly in con
vention for the selection of a senato
rial candidate. This couny officer
nomination convention has for years,
been considered by many as a hum-.
p;:g, and has resulted ot late Years.
in th defeat of the nominees, not ber
cause the selections were unfit for
the offices, but because the. inde
pendent element added to the Re
publican vote, always, made a ma
jority. We are glad that these staid,
far-seeing business men of Eastern
Cabarrus, whose democracy is with
out a stigma, have taken the inde
pendent bull bv the horns in the
only way he can be conquered. Let
all our aspirants for county officers
be independent this time. The great
scarecrow of a Republican winning
is loh. The people of Cabarrus
are level headed enough to attend to
that little matter, and both Demo
crats and Republicans will vote for
none but good men. Self-interest
is at stake.
MEAT HOUSES AJfH COBS CRIBS.
The above seems rather homely
subjects for much consideration.
While this may appear, they go
right back to the foundation and
the beginning of a country's welfare
and prosperity. Fuller the meat
house and corn cribs, better and
healthier the condition of thex peo
ple. But how has it been and in a
great measure how is. it to-day
The meat house in Cincinnati;, the
corn crib in Richmond or Chicago!
No wonder the people of this coun-.
tryjiave been crying out, "There's
a screw loose,; a tap's off."
In the name of truth and hon-.
esty, how could that noble class of
our citizens, the farmers, and conse
quently all other men, wear the
smile of perfect contentment and
financial ease, saying nothing oi
their stomachs and those of theft
animals, when for ten years the
West and Northwest have been car
rying the keys to. or store house
of provisions. This is truth; it's
a cold, hard fact. The very fact
that a great part of our corn and
meat that is to sustain life, have
to be brought in from other states
is enough to give us a cold, dry grjn.
with an abundance of significance.
m It was not always this way, nor is
it to remain, long withpufe a great
change being wrought. The farm
Fewer and fewer mortgages ror sup
plies are being given year after year,
The crib door, instead of being used
to secure a Christmas possum m a
barrel long before the 25th. o Der
cember, will hang on its hinges and
play a more important pact in agri
cultural circles. The "smake house'1
will be adorned with new door& and
locks, and from many a crack in
many a meat house there'll come a
smoke that tells of the abundance of
Cotton is a. goodthiug in its place,
but its place is at. the tail-end. of. the
More hog, if you please, and more
corn with which to fatten this ani-
WE DOXT WAXT HIM..
Rev. W. G. Sanderlin is,put: in a,
card asking the democracy for the
nomination for Auditor. There are
bts of me,n who would like to have
the position, and" again there axe,
many true and tried Democrats
within the bounds of the Old North'
State who have the qualifications for
the position or any office within the
gift of - the people. Because a man
wants an office, "because he is quali
fied, because he is a, preacher, $c.,
are by no. means adequate, grounds
upon which his nomination should
be made. Together with ability
and moral worth, especially, in this a
presidential campaign of more, than
ordinary interest to the people- of
the South, th,e nominees should "carry
in. their make up a most splendid
and -active record, and the hearts of
the people in their behalf.
No one doubts Mn Sanderiin's
qualifications for tin? office, but itis
doubtful if it is right and proper t
forget the services of Gen. Roberts
at home, in the, war,, ajwlin.the po
sition he now holds, the duties of
which he has attended to so well
and so accurately during, the past
t hree years. Let's keeps Roberts., in
the old soldier.
The Louisville Journal reports
that it has been a year since Kansas
pave her women municipal suffrage,
and the experiment does not seem
to have been a success. On the
contrary it is regarded, even by
most of the women themselves, as
a, failure. We quote :
"politics has about. broken up the
sewing circles, which, werft. f Qrmerly
most flourishing. institutj opsin Il&n
sas,.anditis fast undermining, the
churches, as the. female candidates
run principally not as Democrats or.
Republicans, but as.3Je,thodists or,
The record of the town, of Argonia
seems to be pretty fairly illustrative
of the history of most Kansasiovens .
which have passed under the, do
mination of the women. The may
or has had a baby and abolished bil
liards and hard cidar. At Oskaloo
sa, which recently elected a female
town council,, it is now proposed to
make a war of exf exmination . upon
billiards and to. pass an ordinance
establishing, the 'Mother Subhard'
as. the .official dress of therHiayer
and council when in session;. and
another declaring !all men who ap-.
pear on the streets unshaved and
unwashed to be vagrants, andprder-
ing. their arrrst, and fine ; and' still
a-nother--adding to the duties of the
marshal that of caring for the ba
bies of the city mothers while the
council is in session. The Oskaloosa
Council has already had all the spit
toons removed from the council
chamber and prohibited the use of
tobacco in any form in. the. rooni.7
Oxford talks of holding a tobacco
exposition this fall.
Senator and Mrs. Z. B. Yanoe will
spend the summer at Morehead
The Sheriff of Rowan county took
two convicts to the penitentiary last
The druggists of Statesville have
decided not -Ko renew their license
for the sale of whiskey this year. So
if the town gees dry at the nex,t
election the bar business will be
transferred, to, the drug stores.
The Charlotte Chronicle of Satur
day last contains a splendid cut of
the new passenger tration of the R
& Railroad at that plajes It pre
sents a handsome appea.wj.ce.
The Hunt tobaceo factory at
Lexingljon was totally, destroyed by
fire on the 12th. At the time it was
occupied by E. T. Harmon andi he is
arrested,, charged with the. burning.
Five steam boilers,, weighing 18;
000 pounds each, are at the depot in
Rockingham awaiting transport to,
the Christian gold mine ki. Mont
Christian Reid, the North Caroli
na novelist, is a devout Catholic
She liyes in a picturesque housa in
the old town of Salisbury, and ad
jacent to the premises ia a little
Catholic church which was built by
her, out of earnings from her pen..
Bjtf.FiGW,.May 14. Rev. Dr Brant
ly Ifork lectured, hero last night. He
is one of the nost remarkable men
in this country.. 1Mb age is 85 years
and he is blind. His, voice,, as he
advanced into.- his subject, became
strong, sufficiently- to. fijl the hall.
He was. first licensed, as.a minister in
1831 and. hip first sermon was preach
ed that sear., and hia ordination to
the deaconate is coeval with, the or
ganization, of. Nprtb, Carolina confer
ence.. Hp ae-.been, a, life loug. teacher
and is yet busily engag.ed.in that pro
fession,, andtis.also.the author of a
series of text booksjn English gram
mar.. He has. for years.been an ed
itorand isprobahly the oldest teaph-.
er. preacher and editor in the world.
His six sons are clergymen. Dr.
York is still hale, hearty and active.
Fifty years ago he founded Union
Institutejnow Trinity College, the
leading Methodist college in North
Gladstone was in parliament at
22, and at 24 was lord of the treas
ury. The Senate passe i the bill to ap
propriate' 8100,000! for a public
building at Asbeville.
South Carolina has subscribed one
thousand dollars to become a mem
ber of the Southern Immigration
Society as specified by the action of
the late Ho Springs convention.
The convention of the Southern
Baptist Church met in Richmond1 on
Fi-idav last. the. Uth Nearly eight
hundred delegates were present at
the opening- session.
The Emperor Fredrick- of Ger
many has directed that hereafter, in
the services of-the Lutheran Church,
ho. ahull ha nrftved for., not in the
old form,, as "Imperial Majesty, the
Emneror Fredrick," but as "Thy
servant Fredrick the-Emperor.
The River aad Harbor bill that
haa inJ, nassed the MOUSC IS tU6
largest ever voted for that purpose
It appropriates 820,000,000 to the im
provement of rivers and harbors,
which sum ill of course be gobbled
up- by sharpers. Messrs. Hender
son,. Cowles and Johnston very sen
sibly voted against it.
There is a happy and hearty re
union of the blue and the gray in
Richmond. The Washington Grays
of Philidelphia are being elegantly
entertained by the Richniend Light
Infantry Blues.. The reunion is
complete, the blue is on the side of
the gray and vice versa,, and all is
fraternity. Lngalrs and Sherman
must be verily gnasbiug their teeth.
News and Observer.
NooALESj.Arizonia,. May IT. The
Secretary, of War at the oity of Mex-
. . i -r - JV
ico nas. notmeu Jiexicau omcers
along the border that hereafter the
penalty, of death will be imposed for
crossing over into the tFnited States,
with troops and interfering. with the
affairs of. the-citizens, of that in
quiry into the cases- of Colonel
Arvi;z;er and: Lieutenant Guiterez..
who rescued a prisoner from the
The Sfiflftissippi at Its Higbcst Point,
Davenport, la., May H.-The Mis
. - . ... Uo Viicrlipst re-
sissippi river reai ucu
corded stage at noon yesteraay yrucu
the gauge marked eighteen leet six
inches. This is one men mguti uu
the mark of June 26th, 188, me nic
est known up to that time. The
stage of water is forty-iscbes abo-e
the danger line. Along Front street
the occupants of stores,, salcons,
warehouses and dwel.lingswho have
been ready to move for a week sought
safety on higher ground or in up
per stories. Railroad trains loaded
with stone have been brought in to
protect the railroad embankments.
In Rock Island across the river
cL-iffa are floating on, Third and
Fourth avenues. In the. resident
portion of the city the- water fills
the cellars of many houses, while m
the manufacturing part of, the town
it is doing serious harm. Hundreds
of families are ready-to ffee at an in
Hannibal, May 15.. The river here
is still rising at the rate of. half an
inch an hour. The water was spread
all over the low grounds of South
Hannibal, and many- of the houses
are inundated. In some places water
is above the fences and hundreds of
families have been compelled! to
move into the upper stories or seek
THE DAM BROKE.
Lapixotox, Mich., May 15. The
dam, on Hamlin river, eight miles
north, of this place, gave way and up
to the present time twenty-three
dwelling: houses have gone out into
Laka Michigan. The people. antici
pating the breaking of the dam, had
all removed and no one was injured.
THE COLD WEATHER..
Marquette,. Mich., May 15. A
regular January blizzard raged here
yesterday. The snow, however,
molted as. fast as it fell.. Snow fell:
at Gladstone,. Grand Haven, East
CXjOTZHUnSTGh A TT33 ZH-A.T
CANNONS & FETZER'S !
WH HAVE DECIDED NOT TO WAIT UNTIL. THE. END OF THE
PUT PEICES IDQ-W-ItT,
BUT HAVE PUT THE KNIFE IN RIGHT AT THE START !
. T WE HAVE A BIG STOCK OF
CLOTHING, HATS AND SHOES,
: AND THEYjilUST "GO ! WE QFFBR r ; .- 'j ; ; ;
.$ 5 00 worth $ 8 00
Vnnnn TTvmv nwrcvmTSTJIT
A ftOOD UNION CASSIMERE SUIT, men's size, at
A.GOOD TWEED SUIT,, men's sizevat. .
XZTi :JV vt nirin'TAT TTTT men's ai7P at.
. i t V waat n CGTirWPP. TTTT. men'ssize. at 10 GO
A FINeIlL-WOOL WORSTED SUIT, men's size, at 12 50
fiST AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF PANTS atT 75c W. n. andi
1 50. worth 25 to 50 per cent, more;
KfflnCS-AT VERY OW PRICES.
All kinds of LIGHT STJMMEK
... .SI 50
Willi II IS SEEDED?
borne are Lorn great, some achieve
greatness, and some have greatness
thrust upon them. The first class
has heen succeeded by those who are
Lorn t;red,ar7d lar.y this class is
kgioii. Tire third class is growing
smaller and'; smaller as the lines of
aiistocracv melt and mingle among
other classes. The., second class
Ly all means the .Lost-retakes in those
men wlio rise by energy and com
mon horse sense from obscurity, and
oftentimes from the homes of - pov
erty, to places of usefulness and
This life is a. battle it's a Lie
one. The sooner the world sets
down hard on the modem fools and
asses unnoticed the new f angled
lude, and takes up the man of busi
ness, the heart and soul of the coun
try be they even from the homes
of poverty and without this world's
honors the sooner will she . realize
the full 'import of business, duty
lfon't Care ir He Does Violate The.
Civil Servive Lav.
Dallas, Texas., May 14. At the
meeting of the Dallas Democratic
Club laat night Gen. W. L. Cabell,
United States marshal for the North
ern district of Texas, created a. sen
sation by thro wing. down the gaunt
let to President Cleveland and mak
ing a clear repudiation of the civil
service doctrine. Speaking to the
committee, he said:. "I am satis
fied that we are going to have agreat
deal of opposition this fall, and .that
it will come from a source we little
expect. I have made up my- mind
that I will go into the organization,
whether I violate the civil service or
not. I am a free man, and. thank
God I have not been naad'toeat the
leek,' The fact of my holding . an
official position does not deprive me,
of the light to assist the Democratic
party in carrying the banner v.hen
ever.I please. To deprive me of such
a liberty is not the intention of the
civil service, order. A number of
gent'emen think.it is about time Mr.
Cleveland put his guillotine to work.
South is Coming.
A. New Yorker, who. has- been
traveling, at the South has this to
say in an interview published, in a
northern paper :
$New factories are opening,, new
capital invested, and immigrants are
coining. to the towns where business
is. Crakers who are talking down
the South take big; chances on pub
lic credulity.. There-are fewer, debts,
in. the SoutUr to-day. than, at any
time -since the war.. Tiiem is more
popular, confidence than has ever
been known. I tell you the people
arc.gpipg.to have fatter purses than
Dixie, ever dreamed of.. Instead of
backward, steps the new South is
just tftkingon the-full strength of. its
development. . And tbia money made
in the South is going to be spent in
the South.. There is coming aboam,.
if thafcward iss.taken.in the broadest
sehse, .which is goiug to be immeas--urably
greater and broader than all
that have- preceded. it.-Evening..
Tb,-Xrgest Rfclmental !.$. litjthe
Therofficial casual ty.list of theCDu-fedexatft-fprces
are not so trust
worthy as those of the Union side,
because they have not had the same
careful revision since the war closed,
but the tables now accessible show
that the Northern aim was equally
true, and that the Northern r.erve
was equally steady- The Twenty
sixth Nortn Carolina Pettigjrew.s
Brigade,, Heth.s Division lodt at
Gettysburg,-86 killed and 502 woun
ded ; total 588, not including the mis
sing, of whom there were about 129.
In one, company,, 84 strpng every
man and officer was hit, and the Or
derly Sergeant who made out the list
I did it with a bullet .through each leg.
This is by far the largest regimental
loss on either side duxiug the war.
;truck By I.ighlnliiK. -
Oil City, Pa., May 14. The iron
tauks containing 15,000 barrels of oil,
two miles up Oil creek, were struck
by lightning Saturday at 11 o'clock.
This morning the tank boiled over,
setting fire to another tank od the op
posite side -of f the creek,, containing
34,000 barrels.. The Keystone refin
ery," a short distance from the. fire, is
in some danger.. Dams are being
built in the creek to proteot the
property alonp the creek.. The oil
tanks ate owued by J.B. Smithham.
Thirty-seven thousand barrels of oil
The fire burned out about 3. o'clock
this, jnQruiugv.'whenthe overflow, took
place. Thonlyi losa.beeides.the two
tanks-and the oil was the wooden
railroad bridge across the creek own
ed by. tha "Western New York &
Pennsylvania Railroad, and about
$600; damage to the barrel works.
Exaggerated reports were sent out
last .night to alarm the country and
many, inquirie are made today as to
the safety of the city; These re
ports were sent, out by a. stranger
represented himself to be the cor
respondent of a New York; paper.
Men's -Malaga ... .
Men's Malagas extra wide...,
Men's Mackinaw Sunday Hat
Mens Wnite Canton Sunday Hat.
Men's White Canton Sunday Hat .
Men's White Canton Sunday- Hatr. -
Men's Drab and Calf Canton.
Mens Fine Manilla, six different styles, all good. . .
Men's Brown Manilla..
Men's Brown Manilla. -
BT ALL OTHERS IN PROPORTIONS : ?
Ladies I Gents', Misses 1 Children's Shoes,.
AX PRICES TO PLEASE THE MILLIONS.
AdvJMveo iikthe Coffee Market.
New York, May 15. The an
nouncement that tie Brazilian Par
liament had passed the Emancipa
tion act caused a considerable jump
in the price of coffee yesterday.
May option closed Saturday at 13.40
and advanced to 13 90. June op
tions closed at 12.90 and opened
at 13.40. July closed at 12.10 and
opened at 12.50; other options
were all higher. The freeing of
slavesvwho are employed in the Rio
coffee district was- considered as
likely to upset tha-labor market and
result in .a decrease in-the next cof
T. 1). Womack, Esq., of Chatham,
h sjiuki ii of for Congress fronr tht
A syndicate of Georgia capitalists
has been formed for the purpose of
manufacturing- paper from cotton
stalks and bolls which are now prac
tically useless to planters. Those
interested say that the establish
ment of this industry will be a?
great an event in the ecoi omical
history of the South as the estab-
1 lishing of cotton seed. oil . mills.
Washington, May 15.. Gen. Jlose
crans is mentioned by his,friends as
one.of- the possible- candidates for
Vice-President . on the Dymocratic
ticket. Interviews with Senator
Vporhees, Representatives Holman
and O'Neal, of Indiana, . state that
many think he will surely furnihh
the Democrats with a candidate for
the Vice-Presidency tend to confirm
the claim made by , Gen.. Rosecrans'
friends that although these gentle
men woupl first suppprt a .candidate
f ron their own State, .yet they feel
very friendly, toward Gen. . Rose
crans, While expressing a perfer
ence for Gov, Gray,, of Indiana,
they consider. Gen. Rosecrans as
strong, a candidate as could be found
in the country, at largj on account
of his excellent war record, his.r ure
democracy and his., identification
with the Pacific Coast interests.
Is cri ne on the increase in . North
Carolina 1 Thei a-.wer-e.95; convicts
in 1880. The average number from
180 to 1882 it was 980 ; from 1882 to
1884 it was 1.014 ; from 1883 to 1886 it
was 1.198. The official report shows
there are now 1,376 convicts in the
State. Charlotte Chronicle. .
Having qualified as administrator
de bonis nou of the estate of J. B.
Baker, deceased, all persons indebted-
to said estate aro hereby notified
fn msl-A nrnmnf na uient : and all
norsnns havinff claims against said.
estate must present them on or be-
f.rA the 19th dav of Maw or
this notice will be pjeaded.in bar of
This 18th of May '88; ,
E. Gi IRVIN, Adua r,
BvW. G. Means Att'y..
The rorrmwt Hnth American.
I had an excellent chance to study
this remarkable ruler of Venezuela,
who is just now the foremost man in
South America. Personally he is of
imposing appearance and royal bear
ing. Fully six feet in height, his tal
wart frame is beginning to show age,
for he is in his 60th year, and his
mustache and imperial are almost
white. His skin is bronzed with
steady sun, and he has the most ef
fective pair of .black byes I . have ever
seen. Suave and courtly in manner,
there was an occasional gleam . in
them that told of a reserve of pas
sion boding ill for an enemy in his
power,. I would, as soon think of
tampering with aloo.se tiger as with
Guzman Blanco, in his present posi
tion. To the autocratic power that
he wields, .and to its exercise for his
country's good, I. attribute the pres
ent quiet, .prosperous condition of
Venezeula. As I heard . from every
hand, .until he was called to govern,
no advance had . been . made after
Spanish rule was overthrown ; since
that time there has , been, no stop.
The country is being opened up by
railways; official corruption and
misgpvernment is sternly punished
when discovered;..! evolutions and
anarchy nipped in the- beginuing ;
commerce and all possible agricul
ture flourishes, . and.- best of all,
workingmen . are beginning to- de
pend upon receiving, steady pay f Or
steady work, a thing previously un
known. Milwaukee Sentinel
A NEW FIRM!
More tfian a Slaughter in
Come and see our beautiful stock
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The Taj IorsAsain.
Nashville, Tenn., May 15. The.
State- Democratic convention nomi
nated Gov. Robt. L. Taylor for re
election today, on the 4th ballot all
onposinsr candidates- having - been
withdrawn: He received 1801 votes,
over 500 delegates declining to -vote
on this ballot. Tho convention was
in session seven days and a most bit
ter fight was. made against Taylor,
but he all along retained a majority
of the delegates.
Full Rtrvk.of Notions.. Men s 1' urn-
Goods. A full line of Linen
find a larsre lot of Jewelry.. Also
Tin Cups, Buckets and many other
FELDMAN & LEVIN; .
Formerly of Baltimore.
Next door, to Mrs. Cross'. Millinery
A. H. PR0PST,
Architect anil Contractor.
The State Medical Convention will
meet next year at Elizabeth City on
the third Tuesday in April. .
Plans and specifications of buikl
ings made in any style. AU eon
tracts for buildimrs taitufully car
ried out. Office in C xton's building,
up stair3. 13
Now Do You
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