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CHARLOTTE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1879.
On Monday, December 8,
O lr counters will be loaded with new and beautl
lul goods. We have never had such a display of
Those wishing pretty things for Christmas will do
well to call on us. Do ask to see those beautiful
A magnificent display of Handkerchiefs In Fancy
Boxes. A grand display of Turkish Embroidered
Tidies. A new line of Ladles' Neckwear. Ask to
see the Striped Flannels for Dresses. A tremen
dous stock of Nubias, Hoods and Sacks for Ladies.
Misses and Children. Pifssementery Loops and
Ornaments for Cloaks and Dolmans. Nothing
Department has ever been seen In this market. A
very large-stock, cheap and pretty.
Wt) will commence on Monday, December 8th,
to close out our stock of
Cloaks and Dolmans.
Great bargains will be offered In this line.
la the largest and best stocked In the State.
We have lots of pretty goods aud we want every
body to call and see them.
ALEXANDER & HARRIS.
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J. T. ANTHONY,
Northern Ice, Coal & Lumbert
HaWrig lust received my supply of Coal for the
ensuing season, I am prepared to fill aU orders at
shortest notice. My stock is the largest ever
offered on this Market and embraces all the
various kinds tor Families', Foundries' and Smiths'
use. Persons who have formerly bought from
other Markets In car load lots would consult their
interest by giving me a call 'before ordering else
where. Special contracts for orders In cargo and
C fceon 'hand the year wrand. from Jtrstof Octo
ber unttl first 0t M17 net MyoartwUl npt run.
on Sundays, but wtllsupply double quantities oa
8 i' shaUalso conOnne the Lumber business and
koep full stock, flnjhand, together with Lathes,
Bllfs6 cut to order on shortest notice, of any
twitlliy desired; also esUmates furnished on appU
fciilon at piBce, corner of .yjj
P. O. Box. 15, Charlotte. N. C.
jrL. HARDIN, AGENT,
GENERAL COMlfUaOH JIEBCHANT
And dealer In Cigars, Tobacco, Grain, Flour, Meali
Butter, sgis. Poultry, and all kinds of country Pro
duce. Orders and conslgnmente'Sollctted. Grain sacks
and puce list turnlshed on application. j
SeSoW stand, Charlotte, N.C. J
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FOURTH
100 Cloaks and Dolmans
Call and see the handsoma lot ot Plaid Tartan
Braids, Pa8samontvie Trimmings and Silk Trim
T. L. SEIGLE & CO.,
45 Years Before the Public.
DR. C. McLANE'S
FOR THE CURE OF
Hepatitis, or Liver Complaint,
DYSPEPSIA AND SICK HEADACHE.
Symptoms of a Diseased Liver.
PAIN in the right side, under the
edge of the ribs, increases on pres
sure ; sometimes the pain is in the left
side ; the patient is rarely able to lie
on the left side ; sometimes the pain
is felt under the shoulder blade, and
it frequently extends to the top of the
shoulder, and is sometimes mistaken
for rheumatism in the arm. The stom
ach is affected with loss of appetite
and sickness ; the bowels in general
are costive, sometimes alternative with
lax; the head is troubled with pain,
accompanied with a dull, heavy sen
sation in the back part. There is gen
erally a considerable loss of memory,
accompanied with a painful sensation
of having left undone something which
ought to have been done. A slight,
dry cough is sometimes an attendant.
The patient complains of weariness
and debility ; he is easily startled, his
feet are cold or burning, and he com
plains of a prickly sensation of the
skin ; his spirits are low ; and although
he is satisfied that exercise would be
beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
In fact, he distrusts every remedy.
Several of the above symptoms attend
the disease, but cases have occurred
where few of them existed, yet exam
ination of the body, after death, has
shown the liver to have been exten
AGUE AND FEVER.
Dr. C, McLane's Liver Pills, in
cases of Ague and Fever, when
taken with Quinine, are productive of
the most happy results. No better
Cathartic can be vised, preparatory to,
or after taking Quinine, We would
advise all who are afflicted with this
disease to give them a fair trial.
For all bilious derangements, and
as a simple purgative, they are un
BfiWAAS OF IMITATIONS,
The genuine are never sugar coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on the
lid, with the impression Dr. McLane's
The genuine McLane's Liver Pills
bear the signatures of C. McLane and
Fleming Bros, on the wrappers.
Insist upon having the genuine Dr.
C. McLane's Liver Pills, prepared by
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the
market being full of imitations of the
name McLane, spelled differently but
tune pronunciation. - -
if 7 CELEBRATED
A stout backbone Is as essential' to physical
health as to political consistency. For weakness
of tne back and disorders of the liver and kid
neys, the tonic and moderate dietetic action of the
Bitters is the one thing needfuL Remember that .
.. . 1. A Y,a wiainatav nt apart ftlh(r nPCKin- .
and that by Invigorating the -digestion with this i
preparation, me spiwu cuiuuui ouu i
aencies are girouguieuou. , u
For Hostetter's Almanac for 1880 applylo drug
gisis ana aeuien eeuerau.
Dec. l."lm. ' ;
Man cannot draw water from an empty well,
Or trace the stories that gossip tell.
Or gather the sounds of a pealing beli.
Man never can stop the'btllows' roar.
Nor chain the winds till they blow no more,
Nor drive true love from a maiden's door.
Man-cannot orertake a fleeting He,
Change his wheat to a field of rye,
Or cail back years that have long gone by.
Man never can bribe old Father Time,
Gain the height of a peak that he cannot climb,
Or trust the hand that hath done a crime.
Man cannol a cruel word recall,
Fetter a thought, be it great or small,
Or honey extract from a drop of galL
Man never can backward turn the tide,
Or count the stars that are scattered wide,
Or find in a fool a trusty guide.
Man cannot reap fruit from worthless seed,
Rely for strength on a broken reed.
Or gain a heaii. he hath caused to bleed.
Man never can hope true peace to win,
Pleasures without and joy within,
Living a thoughtless life of sin
O II NERVATIONS.
It Is remarkable how angelic the children are as
Song of the street ganun with a discarded stub
between his lips: "I'm called little butt-take up."
A polite man listens to things that he knows all
about when told by a person who knows nothing
Homer was a beggar Spencer died in want.
Cervantes died of hunger. Dryden lived in pover
ty. Joaquin Miller is doing well. N. O. Picayune.
We tell you. dear young lady, don't believe him.
It will take a number ten pair of slippers, and if
jou want your Christmas gift to At don't listen to
his tale; His heels were cbalked wnen he put on
those Sunday boots.
A paper In Memph's relates a case of a beautiful
young lady, the daughter of wealthy parents,
eloping with an editor. This Is as it should be.
We thought all along that the young lady would
eventually recover f;om the coachman man?a and
aspire to the nobility.
'"Pears to me you've got a putty slim fire. Miran
dy." said a spindling youth, the other night, as be
sat in front of the fire place by the side of a buxom
young girl who had no earthly use for him. "Yes,"
she said, as she wickedly looked at the floor be
hind him, "it's about ail you and the fi e can do
between you to get up a respectable shadow."
Why an advance in lard should enhance the
price of butter is about as difficult a problem as is
the true inwardness of the connection between the
price of milk and a water famine. Boston Trans
cript. Did you ever notice that the man who growl3 the
loudest about paying $7 for a 4 smo Hog cap at
the church fa'r Is the man who most complacently
and willingly pays twenty cents for a cigar with
three cenis' worth of tobacco in it? Buriingir .
The new fare iad'cator .'n a Madison avenue car
Is an object of cons'derabie interest to passengers.
A gentleman was so anxious to see It operated the
other day that he paid bis fare the second time,
having failed to notice the register when he first
paid. Bolt. News.
ESSAY BY II. . STOWE, ESQ.,
On the Policy of Raising Wheat, ltead
Before the Carolina Fair Associa
tion December 6th, 1879.
The few remarks I shall make to-day
will be to consider the policy of grow
ing wheat on good cetton land. I shall
confine my remarks to the farmers of
Mecklenburg county, and I am aware
that the views I shall advocate are con
trary to the generally admitted theory
that every farmer should raise his own
supplies and devote his surplus lands to
cotton. The advcates or this theory
contend that if we would raise only
half as much cotton as we do, that we
would get as much for it, claiming that
if the quantity was reduced one half
it would double the price per pound. I
admit the' truth of this policy, if the
planters in all the cotton growing re
gions of the world could be influenced
to do so. But this is impossible, and we
should deal with facts as we rind them.
We forget that the Southern States are
only a fractional part of the cotton
growing regions of the world, and if ev
ery planter in Mecklenburg county
would quit raising cotton, it would not
affect its price at all, and I will go fur
ther, and say that if the whole State of
North Carolina was to cease its culture,
the great cotton markets of the world
would not be affected a. half cent per
Now if we have advantages over
other sections that cannot grow cotton,
ought we not to avail ourselves of these
advantages. Suppose that I have a
field that will yield $1,000 worth of cot
ton, and suppose I can lay down at my
door from the Northwest more wheat
or flour for $100 than can be raised off
the same piece of land. Am I benelit
ed to the extent of $000 by planting
this piece of land in cotton instead of
wheat? This enables me tagive em
ployment to labor to the extent of my
$600, and this affords additional trade
to the merchants, grocers and others,
and in short to the extent of the addi
tional money tlrrown into circulation.
Is not the community at large in some
way or other more or less benefited by
the transaction, and without claiming
any credit beyond motives of self-interest
V Is not the Western man also "ben
efited by this policy, as it affords him a
market for his surplus grain; and, fur
thermore, will it not advance the pros--perity
of a community or government
tor each of its citizens to pursue that
course most profitable to himself ?
I know there are some black-jack
lands in this county that grow wheat
very well, and where it pays I favor its
culture. It is only on good cotton land,
I think, that the policy is bad. I think
it would pay much better to change
cotton lands with oats instead of wheat.
The oat crop is more sure, and with equal
advantages, the yield is several to one.
The oat crop is sadly under-rated. It
is generally sown on land too poor to
plant in anything else, and if the crop
is light the oat is condemned as a non
paving crop, whereas if it was sown on
our best land with the same preparation
that is given to wheat it would pay
much better than wheat. The result
would be really surprising. Impressed
with these views and sustained by my
experience and observaiion I have not
sown a bushel of wheat in the last
eleven vears. It is not my purpose to
discuss the best methods of growing
wheat, or to consider the causes ot its
frequent failures as a crop, but to con
sider the one idea that it does not pay
to sow wheat on good cotton land.
Congressman Springer's Views
rvmcrrAoaman Snrincrp.r. of Illinois, was
in New York on Sunday, and was inter
viewed by a Herald reporter. In reply
tn a niipstinn whether Mr. Tilien will
again be the Democratic candidate Mr,
Springer says it win aepena on wnetner
Mr. Tilden can have the united support
nf hia nnrt.v in "Wftw York. He resrards
New York and Indiana as the two piv
otal states, ana tnniKS me qrsi mime on
the tipkft should be taken from one
and the second name from the other;
o. at least, that the ticket should be so .
composed as to carry these States. On
the financial question he is confident
that there will be no important legisla
tion. The greeenbacks will not ne re
tired nor the legal-tender clause repealed
nor the coinage of silver arrested. The
-rarrvnlrl Vfito anv bill in con
flict wnrh hin own nnlirtv. and Conffress
wUl pass none . to carry out the Presi
Chormtin rvi MaraTiali. Miich.' want an aeent
fa this county at ' once. at a' salarf of $10IV per
month' and: expenses paid. ,,For full particulars
address as above. . ; . ; oolo jy.
The Oak City Hotel, of Raleigh, has
The father of ex-Senator Merrimon
is still living, at the age of 78 years.
Ealeigh is to have three high-toned
weddings before the first of January.
Judge Gilmer has just finished his
first circuit and returned to his home in
The insurance companies have satis
factorily adjusted the losses by the late
fire in Winston.
The sheriff of Rowan Tuesday settled
the taxes due by his county to the treas
ury. The total amount paid in was
A gin killed Mr. W. Scott Tucker, of
Wake. Tore his arm to shred's, and the
shock to his nervous system was so
great that he died.
Dr. E. F. Ashe will return to his home
in Wadesboro shortly, greatly improved
in health. He has been in New York
under medical treatment.
The remains of Dr. J. F. King, late of
Wilmington, who died recently in New
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j. oik. city, were urougut nome mm in
terred Wednesday eyening.
The Warren News says that Dr. Foote
was presented a few days since, by Mrs
Uen. Gaines, or Washington City, with
an elegant gold watch and chain.
Winston Sentinel: Trade is better m
Winston now than we have known it
for a long time. The town is daily
crowded with people and wagons. We
notice a large increase in the trade from
Wadesboro Herald: Up to the time
of going to press, the jury in the case of
the State vs. Ellis Rhyne for the killing
ot iJerry iiudreth naa not returned a
verdict. They have been out over
Winston Sentinel: A few weeks ago
the wife of Mr. Jacob Donathan, of
Brownville, Yadkin county, gave birth
to three boys, weighing 6 1-2 lbs. each.
Mr. D. has named them Joe Dobson,
Rich. Pearson and Mac. Robbing.
Hale's Weekly : The receipts of the
staple have been fairly large, being 2,-
140 bales, against 2,lol tor the same
week in 1S7S. The total receipts thus
far this sei.son are 30,337 bales; for last
year to the same date they were 26,182
bales; the increase is therefore 3,155
Greensboro Patriot : Alfred Ledbet
ter, of Wilkes, came to Greensboro last
week to hunt up his long lost tamily.
He left Guilford seventeen years ago,
and during all that time he had never
heard a word from his lolks. V hen lie
reached here he found his mother liv
ing, but had to be introduced to his sis
ters and their husbands.
Raleigh Observer, Wednesday : Treas
urer Worth was made happy yesterday
by a heavy transaction in bonds. A
late act of the Legislature authorized
the exchange of stock in the Albemarle
& Chesapeake Canal company for bonds
Yesterday $100,000 of the old bonds
were brought in by Colonel Marshall
Parks, of Norfolk, president of the ca-
'nal company, and the exchange was
Wilmington Review: Alderman Fos
ter, of this city, was present at the meet
ing held in Richmond on Monday last
in the interest of the extension South
of the lines of the American Union
Telegraph company. The meeting was
at the tobacco exchange, in that city,
and was called a joint meeting of the
board of managers of the tobacco trade
and the directors the of corn and flour
exchange. Mr. Foster, by invitation, ad
dressed the joint meeting.
Farmer and Mechanic : The friends
of the Western North Carolina Rail
road say that the State is legally and
formally bound to complete the road to
Paint Rock ; it being so 'nominated in
the bond' made by the commissioners
(James L. Robinson, Armfield, and
Brogden) with McAden, et. al, when the
$850,000 trade was consummated. As
for the Ducktown branch they claim
that it will build itself (by mortgages)
after the through route be completed.
King's lUountaiu Centennial.
YorkvMe (S. C.) Enquirer.
The meeting of the delegates, on the
23th of last July, at King's Mountain
Station, for the purpose of making ar
rangements for the centennial celebra
tion of the battle of King's Mountain,
7th of October, 1S80, adjourned to meet
in Yorkville on the 1st day of January,
next. The time for the meeting is rap
idly approaching, and we feel that w-e
need hardly impress' upon those who
composed the meeting of the 25th of
July, or others feeling an interest in
the celebration, the importanceof a full
meeting on the 1st of January next.
Not only should there be a full atten
dance of the delegates, but the gentle
men composing the various commit
tees should, in the meantime, give the
subject some thought, and come pre
pared to report progress and plans, pur
suant to the resolution adopted last
July, It is not desirable that this cele
brationthe centennial of the turning
point in the struggle of our ancestors
for liberty and American independence
shall be merely local in its character,
nor confined to the States of South Car
olina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Geor
gia and -Virginia the States whose '
gallant sons shed their life blood on the
historic groundbut that the celebra
tion shall be emphatically a national
affair.second only to tire proposed cele
bration of the surrender of Jornwallis
at Yorktown, as the event to be com
memorated in York county is second
only in importance to the final scane in
the long and bloody contest,: , v
. Georgia and North Carolina aro; alive
to the importance of the occasion, and
while we are assured that these States
will be .well represented in the meeting
on the 1st of January, representatives
from every county in this State, as also
from all sections of the Union, are
earnestly and cordially invited. The
result of the engagement at KingV
Mountain is. the glory not alJne of the
States immediately represented in the
battle, but of all the original thirteen,
and the freedom which that battle
wrought, is the heritage of our common
country, from the Atlantic to the Pa
, Human Brutality.
Nkw York,' Dec. 10. An Qttowa,
Ontario, special savs : "A shockiner
case of neglect has just come to light in
Hull, near fchis pity. A boy 17 years of
age was . taken down with the small
pox and his family deserted him. The
neighbors hearing of it went with, food
to the: house where 4ie was . stopping.
On entering the room they found-the
youth covered;, with blood and at the
point or . oeatn. ; , j? ooa oeing . piacea to
his lips he ravenously swallowed it.
An examinatiorf ' showed that; he . had
eaten flesh from one of his arms in Jus
agony of hunger. He died a few mim
utes after the arrival of the neighbors
ARE NOW BEING MADE FOR A
(Brand HMsplay of Holiday (goods
THIS WEEK !
An immense assortment, which will surpass anything ever offered out of the great Metropolis.
USEFUL, SERVICEABLE AND ACCEPTABLE
Our MR. E. D. LATTA has been in New York for three weeks, and every obtainable novely will be presented upon
our counters. "With compliments of the season, we remain, respectfully,
E. D. LATTA & BRO.
In large quantities, best styles and lowest prices, at
L. BERW ANGER & BRO'S.
A new and fresh line of Boys' Clothing, Just received at
L. BERW ANGER & BRO'S.
Broken Suits at half their value, at
L. BERWANGER & BRO'S.
500 Pairs of all wool Job Pants at $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50, worth $5.00 a pair, at
L. BERWANGER & BRO'S.
Only First-Class Goods Sold in Our House.
The enterprise of manufacturing our Fine Clothing ourselves, makes our house beyond any doubt
THE MOST RELIABLE CLOTHING HOUSE IN THIS MARKET.
We Invite the public to call and see for themselves.
Fine Clothiers and Tailors.
CS ILo O ES.
LADIES ARE RESPECTFULLY INVITED TO INSPECT OUR THIS SEASON) n
WTITKOWSKY & BRTJCH
TIE TBESIEHDOIJS MSI
FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS, BUT FACTS ARE FACTS.
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The Liveliest Place in Town is
SPRINGES' CORISTJER !
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And when you want to save dollars in buying CLOTHING, come to Springs" Corner, where you will get most and beat
for your money. We believe in
LARGE SALES AND LITTLE PROFITS.
NOW IS THE TIMS TO BUY
Men's and Boy's Clothing, at Springs' Corner.
COME AND- SEE
W. KAUFMAN & CO.,
Cheapest and Best Clothing Home
Comer of Trade arid Tryon Stneta.
, , THO& GJXiEBJ.
SQUIB1!? & GORIER;
gaVTotM FANCY AND'HEAVY GRQCERIES,ISl?SR
Barley, 8ago, Tapioca, oat Meat, a. j. a J. " " Aa V u .r-4 n Ti,im "a nhmi Rjttar , A full Una or Oana-
TO UUUOS, TJX. i ,,' . ,J. j rv,Waa .innat ha ai.altari In th Altr WA Kill SOBSlal' attention W Olf PatSttt Pt06&39 FlOUr, I
uTwltaeaTlo Sean bei bought in y market City and eouatry caftsumsra wiU tad U to ttralr interest to caUonm DMpuKBaaaj .flMwhere.,
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B. We haw a splendid Wagon Yar. ta th rear of. oar store lor the use of oar eoantry friends.. ,
SCIIIFF & GRIER, TraVTeStreet; CMHotte, N. C.
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''Having become interested in the fiytn of Schiff & Gkier, I respectfully and cordially inviteirriy oldirledd -h$4
timfln tn4l and see me when. they want eocAa in my line vh i Urn: oh Jn.H.ttlUHvf
October 8di 1878. " ; ' -V7 ,. ; ' -l ' !
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