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n M Bleler-Ije Crenm.
Sprint Hure)l -For due
Attention. H. I. it.
Attention, Kl emen.
Depend Mote H tM regiarHfM AVvjAeW.roal
fmiTtlons than on any or all causes combined. Ail
laJZ Arn- living dHiuh" Is the Inevitable resulfi
,ti derangement of a function which makes woman
Ih tt she Is In every respect, and especially In he
"I1-11 J l III. ...I.DlillllU.. I ,
niflltHl ana UOUIIJ eimiiuini. nculM, lUllUBn
diate rrllef from such derdiigements Is the oni
" imiiird against wreck and ruin. In all cases o
tnnwiee, delay, or other Irregularity of the
o irses," Or. J. Bradfleld's Female heguhttor H
the only sure iteujed UW y,fcvlng tone 1 i
lie nurvous centres, fmprw1glb blood, and d
terralnltig directly to the oigans of menstruation,
i, I a ieritlflc inscription, and the niofl lntelil
rfltit physicians use It. fiepared by J. BradfleldJ
6" J:., il.. PrifO- Trial 7Ki- Immta AiJ
f 1 fiO. For sale by all dnignkts.
Absolutely Pure. ,
This nowder never varies. A marvel of nurttv
gtreiigth.a nri . mhMleagmeuw&a-, oreQpnonilea?
tharifhrdlnaTffnds.'arrtr atfrtbf "be Sold lnj
competition with the multitude of low text, short
w itlit. a urn or phosphate powders fold only in
can.v , HlVAL BAKINU PJWIiiH.G
ov2'J New iurK.
Ae nt, Charlotte, TV. C.
i ' ' i
STAPLE 1 FANCY
cotton merchant jf tb. ' city, Ifeft last
iri3Lng f 01 ? b,usmess North.
"t" Witfr the lawyers f all tone to
Clea-ftlahd court andt doctors to the
convention in ponced, .tbecity is pret
ty well deserted in professional oircles
elThe. monthly drawing of the Lour
rtsiana State Lottery took place vester-
X.ok at your ticket and see what
jroiaKy got. ' ' . ; ,
ECoV; Jno, L. Morenead, bf this
city, is ill Raleigh, attending the jaeetr
.ing of theagkholders of the Atlantic
oad, which is being held in that city
to-day. , V :
ESA postal card received yesterday
from the party that left Sunday for the
Sin4s;;s&ys that they arrived there all
"Well afid-f oand the weather clear and
.delightful,. A; very thoughtful post-
CttpjL! was added which said' briefly :
"All sober." : . j w. ,
ggThe Western Union telegraph ofr
See in this, city has just received anew
thirty-wire switch board, which the
manager is busy putting in place. A
countryman who stepped in last night
asked thenight man" if it wasn't one
of McSmith's double breasted organs?
;'; ;ffivrhe different fire companies of
;tkp city are npw taking nightly prac
ti:e with theirTfetls in the -effort to get
themselves well limbered up for the
contest OfltJuatn. j The company that
beats the5 arlotte boys will have to
see that ifci eela arpclearof tar.
CS"OM man Jordan, s the piscatorial
Nihilist of the Bichmond & Danville
.RAitfbafli'ptill jerking out the gar fish
from the water around Newport. The
cold snap caugbt him, but ,he, just or
dered a supply bf blankets from home
and is continuing his operations, laugh
ing the icy elements to scorn.
; CiTThe Hornet fire company were
out wittheir engine r yesterday 'even
ing,,to show the people what it-could
dd when put at something like its best.
ine engine was stationed at the cistern
m front of Mendel's cigar store, and
(w;th 60 lbs. of steam and a fifty foot
sation of hose, throw a stream 125 feet
ILSQuite a crowd of Charlotte snorts
ielt 'for Augusta yesterday to attend
the cocking main between Georgia and
North Carolina. It is to be a three days
figftOehnW 'ttiis morning. 'The
fighting takes place at Hamburg, just
this side of Augusta. Sid Holt passed
j tbrongh here with his chickens about ;i
CfThe Hornets' Nest Eilleuen r;
quest that the lady friends -f the
company will meet at their armory to
morrow at 11 o'clock, a. m., to assist in
decorating the hall. The Hornets want
the appearance of their hall to be some
thing extra and they rely in a great
measure upon the assistauce of their
EirThat portion of Trade street be
tween College street and the railroad
track, which has been graded and
worked vipon the past few weeks in
preparation for macadamizing, received
ftt9 first packing of stone yesterday. A
Jargf frbe 'of hands are at work and
nowthat.they are fairly started it will
be no great while until the macadam
work is finished.
ALL FRESH GOODS,
i 1NV1TK0 TO CALL AND SEE
A $40,000 Building for liiddle Insti
tute. The present building known as Bid
die Institue is to be removed and in its
place a brick structure costing $40,000
according to the architect's plans, is to
be erected. The contract has already
beerjt given out for the work. In the
future the building now used as the in
stitute will be used as a lodging halL
Within a few weeks the work on the
new building will begin.
503 i (Si
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If III - " H 1 rrH. CJ
-SJBt In j '
Charlotte Hotel Arrivals.
S J Lowe, Lowesville ; W E Cunning
ham, Pineville ; GL Riddle, Bethel, 3
G:4E Everett, Wilmington: S M Wil
kinson, wife and child, Denver, Lin
coln county.-N C; AC Burgess, Greens-
Tobrt) : Tf B Maxwellf Laurel Hill ; Jno
Parks; Statesville; R N Pennington,
W H Pennington, Washington ; ALC
Humphries', Wilmington ; B II Casey,
fiiftham county, NC; R C J ohn, Lan
caeter:; A R Mansitt, Seneca City; EN
Gainsay. New York; A L Campbell, S
C; Air dark, It N Charles, Atlanta;
IT P Weanon C61umbia.
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Fine Products of a harden. .
Yesterday evening a paper bag waii
placed .on our table and on opening it
we found it to be filled with, four new
Irilj potatoes. . They were sent to the
proprietor of The Observer, by Mrs.
P. p. Duffy, who has the honor of being
ahead of all the other gardeners in this
f vicinity In theruuttrrrrf-ntisimT-pota-
toesj Each oflthefovr wee,exra
large. There -are plenty pf ew pota
toes around, about the size of matbjfs,
but nothinff to compare in size with
these has been seen this year.
Some Style' Corning.
Within a few months Charlotte will
have hotels to compare with anything
North of us. "Mr. Eccles,of the 'Central,
hais given out the contract for the
placing of a steam elevator in the Cen
tral and will also establish a steam
laundry on the notel premises. When
the "Metropolitan is finished, Col. John
ston will-have the electric light in use
throughout the building and this will
be the first, introduction of the light in
$his city. It will not be long now until
we can brag bf the crack hotels ?of the
South. y - ;
Trouble With the Coal Burner Ended.
. Some time ago there was great com
pnajn$',fais;ed bput. 'th& . .excruciating
reair made by ihoal burning engines
qa the Riphmon Danville road. The
fllikAtto 'tiio. railroad men .and to the
citizens i ,Withltf; tho,' pa3t: week th&
tfoubie ws ;dtscqvered- and Remedied.
Holes were drilled through the furnace
16ofsV'ati'd!oafni; then the5 noise' has
ceased. The engines -istill keep up a
racket wtth their whistles at night, how
ever, and until this is ..stopped .also,
t hw rtin be no ueaco in the failroad
disMct'bf the cityt ' .
Ai'fl l ohoAW ft "ft: inrtiftr'lh.' Iftfil.
11 rfV Womnr A Ca. 6lMe-A member of my
family was tan ot aecmpllcaUon .of female dls-
ea8 By your eaie Autsy iuju uivcr vuib.:i
W M, a GBAT,
On the ,ilighway of Tmprovement A
Glance at tke New Part of the City.
Once in a while we strike up with a
man who has become possessed with
4&aidea that Charlotte is losing her en
terprise and is entering upon a retro
grade movements, and one or two pa
pers of the State have also moulded
their thunder to that effect in neat
packages and sent it abroad in the land.
Both the papers and the 'men referred
to are so few that we would not men
tion them, but we have to ring in some
thing as a starter f or this article.
k There are many citizens bf Charlotte
who to-day have not the slightest idea
of the growth and progress the city
has made since January last. From
Independence Square.evidences of pros
perity may be seen as far as the eye can
Jeachdowh each of the streets from
the. sfjuare, but to get any idea of the
real improvements that have been
made in the city this year, one must
take a drive around the streets.
'JTesterday evening a reporter, by
some unaccountable good luck, found
himself in one of these bald-headed
L carriages beside Mr. Eccles, of the Cen
tral, and with his note book took down
the improvements on the fly.
The first new building passed was
the new1 Carolina Central Railroad de
pot,1, which is now rising above the ruins
of the old depot, which was destroyed
Dyttire . several montns ago. xne new
depot is of brick and its dimensions are
spacious. ,.r It will be completed within
two months. While it is being finished
the Carolina Central is arranging to
build another track alongside of the
present one, to extend as far up the
road s Eighth street.
6a the" opposite side of the street from
the new depot a wonderful change is to
be made. Major A. B. Springs, who
owns tlie property, is to tear away all
of the wooden houses that now stand
there, and erect a large brick building
in their stead. The brick for this house
is to be procured partly from the old
Rock Island woolen mills, which is to
have its two top stories pulled down.
The old mills will be turned into a two
story warehouse, with one or more
storerooms on the first floor.
Passing on through Trade, The Ob
server and his companion turned into
Ninth street, where a perfect jam of
new houses, all built this year, met his
view. On Ninth, between Myers and
College streets, there are ten new
houses, some small, none large, and all
On east College street the most
marked improvements are the new resi
dences of Capt. James F. Johnston, and
the renovated house of M. C. Mayer,
while the new houses of Messrs. Bur
well, Kyles and Phifer, are each hand-
i m . X-
some ana auracuve. j.urmiig imu
east Tryon, the new houses of S. S. Pe
gram, Harrison Watts, and Mrs. M. C.
Tate, meet our view. Leaving Tryon
and turning down Tenth, the new and
pretty residence of Piatt Walker comes
in view, while directly opposite is the
new parsonage of the Second Presby
terian church. Getting on Church
street the new houses come too numer
ous to mention. Grouping them to
gether we find the number to be twen
ty-six. From Church street can be
seen tne recently nnisnea jio.'Jio auu
Hospital building, one of the institu
tions of which Charlotte is justly proud
Perhaps the most beautiful residence
in Charlotte is the new house of Mr.
W. C. Morgan, on west Tryon street
In the immediate neighborhood of this
are several other new residences, in
cluding those of James M. Oates, John
E. Oates and W. W. Ward.
This gives only an impartial review
of the many improvements completed
throughout the city since January and
will serve to show how Charlotte is
We have said nothing of the im
provements being made on the Metro
politan Hotel, or of the three new
storerooms being built opposite. On
these improvements alone $30,000 will
Counting in the water works, the
progress and improvement of Charlotte
thenast six months mav be counted at
f 00,000, and if this is not somethiiig
to take pride in, then we give it up.
President A. C. Haskell,
Of the Charlotte, Columbia & Augus
ta Railroad, was with the syndicate
men who were ditched on the Western
North Carolina road last Monday, and
the accident somewhat interfered with
his plans, causing more delay than he
was prepared for. The pay train of the
Western road was sent up to bring him
back, as his business would not permit
him to loiter longer with the party.
The Lucky Numbers.
In the monthly drawing of the Lou
isiana State Lottery, at New Orleans
yesterday, the following were the num
bers that made the ten strikes: No.
19,102 got the capital prize of $30,000.
No. 94,638 takes in $10,000, the second
prize. The third prize of $5,000 was
drawn by No. 47,969. The fourth prize
of $2,500 was drawn by No. 10,822, and
the fifth prize of the same amount was
drawn by 84,726. Each of the follow
ing numbers drew $1,000 : 21,267 ; 22,
605 ; 52048 ; 59,300 and 92,874.
There were about 800 tickets held in
Charlotte and it may be imagined that
the above will be interesting reading to
a goodly portion of the people about
Reform in County Government.
To the Edl.orof theObs r.er.
The Yankees have a proverb, "that a
penny saved is a-penny made," and I
believe that there is mfe money made
by saving the dollar than 1 litre is in
speculation. Whaiistiue of individ
uals, must be true of counties, for they
are only collections of individuals. We
have two officeholders in Mecklenburg
county, well paid, to do the work of one.
One man would do the work of both
for the pay that one receives. I refer
to the Sheriff and County Treasurer. I
maintain that while we have a county
treasurer he should collect the taxes
and should not be allowed anything for
disbursements. The amount 2 per
Rflnt. now allowed the sheriff, would be
an ample salary. In fact, the salary!
would be greater than that received oy
our Superior court judges. Had this
plan been in force Mecklenburg county
would have saved over ten thousand
dollars. Is it not worth looking into t
Without the collection of taxes, the
sheriffs office will have more applicants
than can be accommodated, and by
making the county treasurer prepare
the tax list and do several other little
things that he ought to do, Mecklenburg
county will save a good thousand a
year. A. N. R.
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To-day is memorial day and it is to
be celebrated in Charlotte with all the
display that has heretofore characteriz
ed its observance in this city. The
programme for the exercises appears in
another place in this morning's paper.
The procession is to form in the First
Prpshvterian church vard. and have
that point at 6 o'clock p. m on the ma Jch
to the cemetery.
The ladies and others who are in
terested in the observance of Memorial
day, ask us to make the suggestion to
the merchants of the city that tl ley
close their stores and that busin ess
be entirely suspended after thi ree
o'clock in the afternoon. This is atir ae
ly request and considering the nature
of the occasion which calls for it, it is
one which they should willingly .ac
cede to. Let the stores be closed.
It is also suggested that all nowe rs
shall be reserved this one day and a.p
propriated to the soldiers' graves.
The Hornets' JSest unemen ai-e
called to meet at their armory this
evening, at half-past four o'clock,
in full uniform, double belts, etc.
The following persons have been i
selected to serve as assistant marshals- I
Gen. R. D. Johnson, W. W. Fleming,, j
and Harrison Watts.
Carrying Young Fish on an Express j
The express train from the Northr
which parsed, here Monday night, was a-.
sort of a 'fish car, there being confined.
in' cans of water in the car, one hun
dred and'sixty thousand young shad.
They were sent out by tbe?fish commis -sionet
at Washington ; city and were
bound for the headwaters of the Mus
covia river, In Georgia.
Along the trip, the water had to be
changed every two ' hours and only
spring water could be used. At Con
cord the train stopped long enough U
let all. the hands run around and hunit
up a spring ff6m " which endiigh water
was carried to last; f or the, next seventy
Nine Miles in Eight Minutes.
FredKrogg was the engineer who
pulled the Clyde syndicate's special car
from Atlanta to this city last Sunday
evening, and when he struck the piece
of fine track between Whitaker's and
King's Mountain, he concluded to show
the travelers what he could do. He
was pulling two coaches and it was an
up grade, but he made the fireman pile
in the wood and then he pulled open
the valve, and the way he skimmed
along with the syndicate was a wonder.
At the end of the nine miles time was
called and it was shown that the run
had been made in exactly eight minutes.
Palace Car Party Ditched.
"The rich men on the rail," will n ot
get to Charlotte to-day as was anticipa
ted, on account of a little accident on
their train last Monday, which dumped
them into the ditch. They were near
ing Asheville and had reached a point
about nine miles from that town, when
their car left the track and shook them
up. Alter seeing mat none or ine pariy
were hurt and fixing them up as com
fortably as possible, Maj. Wilson and
one or two others, set out on foot to
"carry the news" to Asheville. The
major tramped into the town and sent
assistance to the scene of the accident
and soon had the party safely landed
A Large Convention.
The city was thronged yesterday with
Baptist divines, who were on their way
to Greenville, where the general con
vention of the Southern States meets
this morning. Among the number were
Dr. Tupper, of Richmond, president of
the foreign mission board for the
South; Rev. C. T. Bailey, of the Kaleigh
Biblical Recorder, and Rev. T. W. Ebel
toft, of Fayetteville. Rev. O.F.Gregory,
of the Baptist church of this place, ac
companied the delegatesjon the l o'clock
This convention, being for the Bap
tist church of the entire Southern
States, will bring an immense crowd to
Greenville. The number of ministers
alone who will attend is stated to be
five hundred, while there vWill be a
great number of lay delegates and visi
tors. The convention win oe m session
until some time next week.
The Lecture Last Night.
Rev. Dr. William Jones delivered his,
lecture on "Lee, the Model Man," to a
select and appreciative audience, at the;
Carolina Military Institute, last night.
Dr. Jones' delivery is characterized by
great earnestness of manner and style
well calculated to interest and hold the
undivided attention of an audience, as
was illustrated upon this oocaaion.,
Many new facts and incidents were
brought up in regard to the subject of
his lecture, and were presented in the
most forcible and, frequently, startling
manner. Only salient points were
touched upon, but these generally told
volumes in themselves. ne leuwuici x I
was frequently and warmly applauded. II p j
X tJAU xucauojf u8" "
era another lecture in the Opera House
on "The Confederate Soldier as I Knew
Him," for the benefit of the Southern
Historical Society and the Charlotte
Home and Hospital. The subject and
the reputation of the lecturer ought to
fill the Opera House, and we hope to
see that result.
Mrs. Laura Means Shannon, obllt. April 29tn,
A large circle of relatives and friends moorn the
loss of this estimable lady. But the loss Is thelr's
only; for gain, eternal gam, Is hef s. A brief bnt
painful Ulness wa borne with Christian acquies
cence In her Father's wllL A Saviour's presence
was marked throughout, so, that though the inti
mation was elven her. that she would not recover.
she feared no evil, but was calm, peaceful and as
sured, saying that, "she would soon be in heaven."
It was a trial ot faith to leave an Infant ot days, a
tender husband, a venerable mother, and loving
sisters and brothers, but the trial was borne like a
Christian; and cemmlttlng her loved ones to the
keeping of a precious Saviour, she departed, to
be with Christ, which is far better.
A week later, tne mite one was Dome in iaa
arms of the Gracious Shepherd to the fold above;
and now mother and infant, washed in the same
fountain, clothed in the same shining robe of
Jesus' righteousness, are together worshipping at
His feet, and together participating In the exul
tant. Ateraal anthem of redeeming love.
May the consolations 01 tne gospel ne aoonaani
ly administered to the bleeding hearts, and may
the new ties now formed between them and the
throne, ever draw them upward to God
WK HAVE PLACXD UPON
A LARGE LOT OF
teTEBT ID .A. IT,
ONE OF OUH FIRM
HAS JUST RETURNED WITH A
Bargains are Offered
THE Members of the Hornet Steam Fibs Com
pant No 1, Independent Hook & Ladder
Compavi ino. 1, and the Pioneer team Fdxe
Company No. 2. are hereby notified to meet at
their respective Balis this (Wednesday) afternoon
at 5 o'clock, in full uniform, to participate In the
Memorial exercises. By order
C. F. HARBISON, Chief.
B. F. HrNExcrjTT, Secretary,
may 10 it
ATTENTION H. N. R.
YOU are hereby ordered to assemble at
your Armory this evening at 4Vt
o'clock. In full uniform with cross belts,
to participate In the exercises of the day,
Every member Is urgently requested to be
on hand promptly. By order
F. W. T. KCESTKR, O. 8.
XVU VllLllli-iA I
WE offer two Special Qualities 01
Black Silk at $1.35 and $1.75
which are exceedingly handsom
and of the best makes and are ful
ly worth 25 per cent more. Now
is your time to make up a hand
some Black Silk Dress.
CALL AND GiST COOL.
ICE CREAM Lj
FOR THE SEASON. Pi
THE Largest Line of Tassi
m en tries and Fringes eyer of
fered in this market have just
been opened, which in design and
cheapness excell every previous
effort on our part.
THE Latest Novelties in Neck
Wear have been added to our
Stock, and we offer every article
in that Department at Astonish
ingly Low Prices.
Bth Foreign and Domestic,
Just Received, at
WITH a view of closing our
Dress Goods out completely we
have marked them down far be
low their actual value, and we
have some inducements to offer
you in that line.
vmm saratoza Springs. N. Y. A new water ie-
sembl Ing the Imported Vichy. Recommended
as an antacid; cures dyspepsia, aids diges
tion, is a powerful tornc and strong
Eaten Natural Mnuml fata1,
WE have a Bargain Counter
for Hosiery, where we offer a
lot of single pairs ot the ends
boxes at greatly reduced prices
PrsEranme for Memorial Day.
The following has been adopted as
the programme of- exercises for Memo
rial Day, to-morrow, May 10th, by the
Ladies' Memorial Association :
The procession will form in the First
Fresbyterian church yard, in the fol
Cadets Carolina Military Institute,
Choir and Reader.
Confederate Soldiers. -Procession
of Girl3 Bearing Flowers.
Hornet Fire Company.
Independent Hook and Ladder Com
pany. Pioneer Fire Company.
Independent Order of -Odd-Fellows.
Masonic Lodges. . .
Other Secret Societies wfaQfcfaose tojoia
The nrocession will start from the
Recommended very highly as a cathartic and al
terative and in all forms of dyspepsia.
r CASKS congress watkb,
CASES BOCK BRIDGE ALUM,
l CASES BUFFALO LITHIA
And a full supply of
WE are receiving goods daily
in our Millinery Department
and we can please the most fas
tidious taste in a Hat or bonnet
n this Department we give finer
?oods for les3 money than an
other house in the United State,-.
chuw:h yard at a quarter before 6 o'clock
and move up Trade street to tne puuuo
an uare. thence down Tryon street to
trtb, tjkence down 7th street to the Cenv
EXERCISES AT THE CEMETERY,
Calling the Roll of Honor.
Theuxercises will then conclude 'Vv'ith
the claving of "Pleyel's Hymn" by the
band while the soldiers' graves are being
. QufccoU cure.allannoylngney.Blad-
der ana vunnwy . aimhwco. i.
pot, J. H. McAden, Charlotte, N. C.
Hanyadi Janos Waters.
THE GREAT EUROPEAN NOVELTY 1
THS BIST NATURAL APXRLXNT.
AS A CATHARTIC:
Dosi: Awlne glass fuU before breakfast
mhM Tj.Mt' 'Hnnva dl Janoa. Baron LleWg af-
m. that its richness in aperient tarts farpaaMB
that of all other known waters."
The most agreeable, safest, and moat efficacious
.T,ihl. vwl and
trrm. rirenuw, """T c . 77 '
JrTXJf JXBIlwryni , iwli- '
these writers with remarkable ntaM
Pro. Scamoai, Wurazburg. I prescribe none
WILL BK OFFXBXD
Gloves. Black and Tan Col
ored. 8 Button monsquetairej
Suede kid gloves ai si.ou pei
a moo Team of Moles, and one two-horse
Vira hnnrirad LADIES LlNEN
and Morhair Dusters and Ul
sters very cheap.
Prof. Lander Srunton, K. r. M. h., wm
"More pleasant than its
Boyal Military H
Fauna and rrl
them In efficacy." m
Prqf. AtJcm, M. v., r. . o.
pltal, Nettey. "Preferred to
JOHN H. MoADEN,
Importing and WsrBsg-Pharmi aettt
North Tryon 8t, - tWUUAnrs, b.
DONT GO TO SARATOGA
fw tmtt aa fresh and spark-
Hi as'wfie& fromiP at Aaratogu
vTmim thta water in lam block tin reaerveira
n w jtwvtMw .a l
FOB THIS a&XAT CZLXBBA1I0M.
ArtAhnnlrwl hflnflnTTie L ADIES
Traveling Trunks at specially
which we return as soon
again every wee
emptied to be refilled
J. n. JW-JJJUt,
Drogglat and Chemist.
Pretezipttoi earefaQj pveptnd by experienced
and eempetent drags-Ma, day Of night.