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JANUARY 1, 1889,
GREAT VICTORT Q VEE IIII PRICES!
m FIRST Bid BE. 01 M
TIia nndirsinpil once more comes to th
to lad all competitors in the good work of saving the people money and sulp
plying theai with a superior quality of
We are ''loaded to the muzzle," and if our stock is not speedily reduced
thora is danger of an explosion when we
must ' stand from under," for th bottom
and if anvbodv Crete caught when it falls,
Open your eyes, bargain hunters, and
know a go-d thing when you see it, come
by buying yonr
Groceries, provisions and other articles
which cannot be purchasod elsewhere of
Dry Goods, Hats, Boots and . Shoes,.
t-. Don't sell ) our country produce, before calling on
IE?. A. S:lOTVTlr.
P. S. Thanking jou for past favors, I
prices to merit a continuance of the same.
Willi every changing season comes
a change iu styles of Millinery, and
already in these early Spring like
Mrs. J. M. Cross
will be f ouud with the first invoice
of goods of the very latest fashion,
ready for both- old and new custo
mers. Jaunty Hats, lovely Bonnets
Corsets, Bustles, of the latest
styles, just received, Ribbons, Col
lars, Laces, &c.
Don't forget to see my large
sortment of charming Face Veiling,
the prettiest lot ever shown in Con
cord. I also have the prettiest line of
SCARFS in town, from 73c. to 85.
With many thanks to the Ladies
of Concord," Cabarrus and surround
ing counties for their former liberal
favors, let me assure you that, as in
the past, you will find me at the
Headquarters for Millinery Goods,
every ready to please, with the la
test, best and most
In the market. 'The best is the
cheapest," and taking into consid
eration the quality, my prices will
be below competition.
Mrs. J. M, CROSS-
P, S. .Owing to the difficulty in J
making collections and entire fail
lire in a great many instances I am
compelled to adopt strictly a CASH
The WYekly News and Observer is
long wavs the best paper ever pub
)i hd in North Carolina. I is a cred
it to the people and to. the State. The
people should take a pride ia it. It
should be in every family. It, is an
cht pagp raper, chock full of the best
t rt i( reading matter, news, market,
reports, and all that. You oar:nt af
ford to be without it. . Price . $12") a
3 ear. W e will furnish tho Week'y
News and Observer until January 1st,
139, for HI. Send for sample copy.
Ntws and Observer Co
Raleigh, N. C. .
front and avows Lis determinat on
fire off our big gu'. Everybody
has dropped out of LOW PRICES,
somebody is sure to get hurt. Now
if you are close calculators and
and see me if you wautto save money
of home use. A specialty on flour
the sama grade as cheap as Lwill sell
bv fair dealing and reasonable
It. A. B
WALTER & SUIIIEHS,
Are fully alive to the people's interest
and are prepared to make things lively
m the sale of heavy and fancy
By putting them down to bottom
prices for .
Cash or Barter..
Their stock durhig 1SS8 will be os
the very choicest and freshest, and if
bou..d to please.
Don't forget the place, one door be
low Cannons &.Fetzer.
WALTER &, SUTHERS.
A Lars;eL Lot of
FRESH GARDE SEtD,
JUST ARRIVED AT
D. D. Johnson's
Notice i hereby given that a petition
has- been filed before me by- -EF W.
G. Fisher, guardian of J S Fisher,-
asking for the attachment of the horn
stead and personal property exemption
fo J S Fisher, and you .are hereby ro
tified that petition of said Fwhcr's will
bni.heaid at my office in 'oncordon
Monday, 8th October, 1888.
13 7t J. F. YVTLLEKOUD J- P.
For Sale Olisap;
A SECOND HAND
with a capacity for twe've passengers
in good running order.. Call at th's
NOT" AS I WILE.
Blindfolded and alone I, stand,
With unknown thresholds on each
The darkness deepens as I ?rope,
Afraid to fear, afraid to hope ;
Yet this one thing I learn to know
ach day more surely as I go,
Tiaat days are openedrways are made,
Burdens are lifted, or are laid,
By otue great law unseen and still,
TJnfathomed purpose to fulfill,
"Not as IT will."
Blindfolded: and' alone I wait;
Lossseems too-bitter, gain too late ;
Too heavy burdens in the load,
And too fewhelpers on the road ;
And joy-is weak and grief is strong,
And years and days so long, so long
Yet this one thing I learn to know
Each day more snrely as I go,
That I am glad the good and ill
By changeless law are ordered still -
"Not as I will."
Not as I will ' the sound grows
Each time my lips the words repeat.
4 Not as I will !' The darkness feels
Mbre safe than light when this
Lake whispered voice to cairn ana
All unrest and all loneliness.
" Not as I will," because th One
Who loved us first and best has gone
Berore uson the road, and still
For us must all his love fulfill,
"Not as I will."
A MOTHER'S VANITY
My brother bolomon s wile is a
fool ! There ! I've thought so ever
since he married her, twenty years or
more ago, but I've never said. so till
now. Now Harry's wife is different.
But there ! There's no need of my
troubling you with all this. . I'll tell
you the story and" then yon can see
But what under the sun Solomon
Pinfeather ever saw in Jennie Sen
kins,. I've failed, to find out! But
there I go again. But she is a fool,
it's past denying, and" if I hadn't
said it after what's happened I think
I should have burst. But I feel bet
ter now, and I guess I caD tell the
story pretty straight.
About a month aero I got a letter
from Jane, Solomon's wife, telling j
me that Penelope (that's my name- i
sake) was going to be married,, and
would I come up and stay with 'em
aud help 'em get ready for the wed
ding.. Now, I don't love Jane but I
do love, little Penelope, and as there
was a nice little note from the blessed 1
child, as " kind, dear Aunt Pen," if
she wouldn't come, and as she asked
it very prettily, I determined to go
and help the dear child have a pleas
Well, after a ride of fifty miles in
the cars and two in Solomon's car
riage (for the train. I. took. was an
express and I didn't stop at their
village), I f6und myself, at the old
homestead. I hadn't been there in
ten years, but I was prepared for all
the changes by the letters little Penelope-
used to write to me every two
weeks, but what I wasn't prepared
for was the change in Penelope since
I had had a visit from her ut my
own house six mouths before. She
looked about as little like a prospec
tive bride as anything I ever saw,
and . yet I. knew the man she was to
marry was well worthy of my Pene
lope, and that is saying a great deal.
I was struck so with that girl's ap
pearance I was dumb.
Pale and thin and hollow-eyed,
with erreat deep circles under her.
eyes, she just looked tired nearly to
" That girl's going to be sick," I
said to myself ; " I guess I've come
to her . funeral instead of her wed
ding." " For the land's sake, Jane, what
ever ails Penelope ?" I exclaimed as
soon as I had her alone.
"'Why?' Don't vou see how she
looks ?" "
"0, 1 see she looks kind of pale,
but then she's in love, you know, and
girls always get pale then," and she
laughed her easy laugh, that I hate
so; yes, under some circumstances I
fairly hate that laugh of hers, and
rfhis was one of those circumstances.
It showed so plainly how blind she
So I didn't say anything more. I
saw-it wasn't any use. But I made
up my mind that ' I'd find out what
was the matter with Penelope and
mend it, if an "old maid aunt," who
isn't supposed to know anything
about affairs of the heart," could be
of any use...
" Well, Penelope," "said I, the next
day; right after breakfast, " now I'm
alL. ready thimble, scissors, needle
and everything to help in making
those wedding clothes."
; You see I knew that Jane was full
of all sorts of nonsenical vanity,
and I felt sure of wedding finery
and pipery there would be enough
and to spare.
"Oh, she's all done," "said Jane,
" she's been done two months or
more. She hurried up so as-to have
plenty of time to make her veil. You
ought to see her things. Pen, show
your Aunt.. Penelope--your things,"
she said, pride in every tone of her
voice. " Sliej got six white wrap
pers," telling-" them off on her fin
gers, "one dozen white skirts," etc.,
CONCORD, N. C, MAY 11,
(I shan't tell you? all she had ; you'd
get as tired of listening? as I did ;)
ending triumphantly: "And, Pene-
ope, her wedding clothes cost a hun
dred dollars more than Col. Thomp
son s daugqter s did, and he s the
richest man iu town. And she was
married in a plain veil, too. Just
wait till you see Penelope's."
She turned to go to the kitchen,
while Pen led the way up stairs, very
wearily, I thought. j . .
However, we went through the
ceremony of examining the things,
and I praised' all the pretty robes
" I know just what you think,
Aunt Pen,.andi I don't blame you a
What do I" think,, litle Pen ?"
"You think there
is a great deal
too much " . , .
"Yes, I do." '
" So do I. I didn't want all these
things, and it was dreadful to- sit
here stitch; stitch, stitching all these
long, hot days just for the sake of
saying 1 had the most things. But
mother gave them all to me, and she
seemed to have the matter so much
at heart it seemed ungrateful in me
to make any objection. And she
seemed so set on it. She said she
only had one daughter, and there
would only be oi
family, And seemed. to take it so much
to heart that 1 couldn't resist. lou
know what mother is."
" Yes, I know what your mother
is,'.' I answered, grimly ; while I said
to myself, " She's a fool, that's what
your mother is."
" Well, now, Pen, dear, you have a
month to rest. We 11 have some long
talks and long walks, and just get
ready quietly for the finale."
"0, indeed. I haven't time for
anything of that kind, Aunt Pen.'"
" Why not ? What is there left to
do? I thought everything was
" So everything is d6ne-but' my
" Well, child, who ever heard of
it taking a month to make a wedding
' Well, I've been at mine every
spare minute for two months, and it
isn't nearly finished yet. I'm almost
afraid that another month won't
finish it unless I work at uisrhts, and
it tries my eyes. Besides, James
comes in the evenings, and I'm not
going to put him aside for all the
finery in the world."
"Let me see this veil," I said sol
emnly; so we went into the next
room) and there in a frame1 was the
lovely, filmy lace thing on which
this lear girl had been expending
her time, nay, her life, for the past
" Is this some of vour mother's
" No," she answered, innocently,
" it is every stitch mine, but mother
insisted on" it. She said I knew how
to make such lovely lace things, and
that now was tHe time, and she
seemed . so set on the lace veil as a
part of the ' show, ' that I have-done
it. It is lovely isn't it?"
The child had not understood my
question, but she had answered me.
I said nothing aloud, but I groaned
inwardly. Here was all I wanted to
know. I made irj my mind I would
not say one word then. The whole
thing" seemed too preposterous for
words. But I likewise made up my
mind that the first chance I got I'd
take an old maid's privilege of tell
ing Solomon a thing or two, and I'd
likewise sav a thing, in season to mv
prospective nephew I'd have the
thing stopped if I had to go to the
city and buy my namesake a laceveil
to gratify her mother's vanity.
However, Penelope took matters in
her own hands and finished the bu
siness up by fainting dead away. The
doctor was sent for, and the case
proved to be typhoid fever. As soon
as James found out what it was he
insisted. on being married at once
and sharing in our work.
Jane was so worked up, for she
really loves Penelope (but I thinV
she loves finery aud displays more),
that she consented before she knew
it, and for the . past month all four
of us, .beside the doctor, good old
soul, have been fighting with death
for that precious girl. She was pro
nounced out of danger last night,
and so I came home today.
When I came away Jane threw her
arms around me, and cried :
"Oh,. Pen," she sobbed, "I don't
know how I can ever thank vou for
all you have done."
"I don't want any thanks, Jane,"
" Suppose we had lost her, Pene
lope suppose the dear child had
"Oh, wrell, if she had died, Jane,"
I said, "you'd have had the lace
veil. It wa3 nearly finished."
Jane gave me one awful look and
turned on her heel. She'll hate me
now till her dying day. It was the
only thing I said about that veil,
but it was an awful mean one I'll
If Penelo1.3 had died I suppose
the town would' have called it "a dis
pensation of Providence," and the
funeral notice would have read :
"Penelope, daughter of Solomon
and Jane Pinfeather, cf typhoid
But. it-should have read:'
" Penelope, daughter of Solomon
and Jane Pinfeather, of her mothers
The Wealth of "Sons. -
It is not so much what you for
mally teach your children as what
you sing to them. A hymn has
wings and can fly everywhere. One
hundred and fifty years after you
are dead, and " Old- Mortality ' has
worn out his chisel- in- cutting out
your name on the tombstone your
great-grandchildren will be singing
the song which this afternoon you
sing to your knee.
Oh, if mothers only knew the
power oi this sacred spell, how
much oitener wouia the little one
be gathered, and all our homes would
chime with the songs of Jesus. We
want some counteracting influence
upon our chidrem- Tho very mo
ment your child steps into the street
he step into the path of temptation
There- are foul-mouthed children
who would like to befoul your little
ones, it win not ao to Keep your
boys and girls in the house to make
them house plants ;the-y must have
fresh air anL recreation. God save
yoifr children, from- the scathing,
blasting, damning influence of the
streets! We know- ofr no counter
acting influence but the power of
christian culture and- example.
Hold before your little ones the pure
life of" Jesus; let that name- be. the-
word that shall exercise evil, from
their hearts. Give to your instruc
tion all the fascination of music
morning, noon and night ; let" it be
Jesus, the cradle song.
This is important if your chil
dren grow up; but perhaps they may
not. 1 heir pathway may be short,
Jesus may be wanting that child,
Then there will be a soundless step
in the dwelling, and the youthfu
pulse will begin to flutter and the
little hands will be lifted for help,
xou cannot tell. And a great
agony will pinch at your heart, and
the cradle will be empty, and your
soul will be empty. No- little- feet
standing on the stairs.- No toys
scattered on the carpet. No strange
and wondering questions. No up
turned face, with laughing blue
eyes, come for a kiss, but only a
grave, a wreatbJ of white blossoms on
the top of it. The Heavenly Shep
herd will take that lamb safely any
how, whether you have-been faithful
or unfaithful, bit would it not have
been pleasanter if' you could have
heard from those lips the praises of
Christ? We never read anything
more beautiful about a child's de
parture: "She folded her hands,
kissed her mother good-bye, sang her
hymn, turned her face to the wall,
said her little prayer, and then
Songs in the night! Songs in the
night! For the sick, who have no
one to turn the hot pillow, no one to
put the taper on the stand, no one to
put ice on the temple, or pour out
the soothing anodyne, or utter one
cheerful word yet, sonjrs in the
night ! For the poor, who freeze in
the winter's cold and swelter in the
summer's heat, and munch the hard
crust that bleed the sore gums, and
shiver under blankets that cannot
any longer be patched, and tremble
because rent day is come and they
may be set out on the sidewalk.
Christ in the everlasting song.
The very best singers sometimes gei
tired; the strongest throats some
times get weary, and many who sang
very sweetly do not sing now, but
we hope bv the srrace oi uod we
will, after a while go up and sing
he praises of Christ where we will
never be weary. You know that
there are some songs that are es
pecially appropriate for the home
circle. They stir the soul, 7they
start the tears, they turn the heart
in on itself and keep sounding after
the tune has stopped, like some ca-
thredal bell which, long afterthe tap
of the brazen tongue has ceased,
keeps throbbing on the air. Well,
it will be a home song in heaven, all
the sweeter because those who sanir
with us in the domestic circle
earth shall join that great harmony
above where all is peace and all - is
love. Wilson Mirror.
Where Bald Men Succeed
'Oh, Fergy, you are getting bald.'
remarked Mrs. Montgomery last
night in her sweet, impulsive -wtiy,
as she ran her hands' through her
'Ugh, I know it,' grunted Mr.
Montgomery. 'Been married some
time you know, 'he added -with
Mrs. Montgomery eyed him for
pression changed to
Then her ex
one of sweet
' But never mind, dear. I noticed
that bald headed men are usually
You have, eh?'
'Yes, they always get to the front
when-' there is a ballet-" iri the
Then Mr. Montgomery made
mild search through his pockets to
see if a note he had received last
week was missing.
Av Afflicted Alu. "Yju look
hard today, Bingley."
''I feel hard. Didn't get a wink
of sleep all night."
"How was that ?"
"Had the toothache." .
"I was awake all night, too. A
fellow in the next room was playing
"Great Scott! I imagined J hat I
suffered." Nebraska State Journal.
Wanted a. Thumper.
A farmer about fifty years old
stopped a number of people on libn-
roe avenue to lnanire his way to a
gymnasium, and he was finally sked
it he was going to take lessons in
"No, not exacb," he replied, but
want to see a thumper."
He was directed to the right place
and after looking' the establishment
over he said to t he proprietor:
1 live out here about' fourteen
miles. I've cot a hired man who has
gotfso sassy that I can hardly live
with him.-He s got too bis: to- lick
with a-gad, and I've got to cuff him
up to a peak. I want to take a lesson
with1 the gloves, and when I go home
I'll astonish John Henry witla bit
One of the boxerfe about the'place
said he'd give a lesson ffcf a! dollar.
and the old man pealed down to his
undershirt and put on the glove. He
was shown how to pose and how to
hold his guard,.and tlieii warned' to
look out for himself.
"You play you are John Henry
the hired man," he said.
'You've been fooling your time
away and I've called you a- lazy
"You have sassed me back and
go for you like this and this!"
And the old man struck right and
left and run the boxer around the
ring. He was doing noble woyk when
something shot over bis guaid and
hit his chin, and he went over like a
log and laid there until they threw
water on him. Then he sat up look
ing about in a dazed way.-and feebly
"What was it?"
John Henry hit you.
"He did eh! Then that settles it!
Here's your dollar, young man, and
here's the gloves. If I'm liable to
get such a lick as that I'm going
home t j tell the hired man he can
boss the whole ranch and be hanged
to him!" Free Press.
Salt For Cattle.
This is a rule that is generally ob
served, but the-re&sort for it is not
so well understood, except that it
makes stock healthy, writes Mr. C.
F. Clarkson. But why does it make
them healthy? Rich food, especial
ly that of a succulent" character,
when taken in large or small quan
tities, by the warmth of the stomach
is frequently caused to terment be
fore disgestion takes place. This
formentation causes derangements,
sours the food, generates gas, bloat
scours, etc. A proper amount of
salt prevents the food -from ferment
ing, aud acting with the sliva or
pepsin, aids in- rapid digestion.
Vhiletoo much salt acts as a poison
aud inflames the stomach and bow els,
especially if free access to water is
not allowed, a proper amount given
frequently checks a tendency, to aci
dity and fermentation in the stom
ach, and allows the digestive organs
full, free, , and early action. Salt
also divests 'the animals of -worms,
and tha infinitesimal animalculaj
whiclv-ficientists now claim to be the
cause of nearly;- all diseases. Salt
should be provided for all clases of
domestic animals, where they can
get&t it any time, and the demands
of nature will safely, teach them not
to eat 'too little or toonmch.'-
The Moon" and the Weather. Su
perstitions concerning the effect (f
thie moon on the earth are very com
mon, but are wholly without founda
tion in reality, The relation of the
moon to the earth is. simply that of
a satellite, whose attraction has an
impmtarjt- influence onJ the motion
in its orbit, and on the shifting level
of its oceans causing the tides. It
might be supposed that if the moon
can attract the water on the surface
of the earth she can also attract its
atmosphere.and thus, through move
ment of the air currents, have a per
ceptible influence upon the weather.
But investififation showes that as the
aerial mass is in no way confined in
estuaries or gulfs, its tide by externa
attractions must be1 slight. Su far as
can de indicated by the barometer it
is too small to be worth reckoning,
b in"? .001 of an inch
The - Ninth Commandmejst.-
Wl-iaf ia tVio ninth fntnmnnflmftuf.
said a teacher to aboy iu a Sunday
school. " 'Thou shalt 'not bear false wit
ness against thy. neighbor.' "
" What is ' bearing false witness
against your neighbor ?' '
"It is" telling falsehoods."
" That is partly true ; and yet it
iff not exactly the right answer be
cause you may tell a falsehood about
A very little girl then said :
' " It is when nobody did anything
and somebody went and told of it."
" That will do," said the teacher,
with a smile.
The little girl had given a curious
answer, but underneath her odd lan
guage there was a pretty clear per
ception of the true meaning..
The first - case of Evesdropping
ithat we can call to mind at the mo
ment was when Eve was dropped
from the list of animals in the gar
den. Epoch. -
JANUARY 1, 1889,
I nrentrollftble Forres.
Every now and then we get a re-
mindei of the" existence of -uncoil-
trollable eleniahts before which man
is helpless and against which no in
vention can ever secure safety.
We have disastidtis tempests on
the high seas.-
We have destructive blizzarns like'
those in Dakota.
Ve have occasional warnings of
danger from the slumbering earth -qhake;-
We have extraordinary snow'
storms which stopthe"whe9ls of traf
tic and'ihterrupt our industries. -
We 'have the litfhtnifcg'th'at threatens.-
We haVe the times of baleful
weather, and solar Sies-that are al-
Wd'are as helpless in the presence
of these elemental forces as were the
men who lived when firstf the hurrah'
race took up its parable.
And the men who live in 'the last
days of the earth will be just as
But this fact need not prevent us
from enjoying the halcyon yeais,
with their varyinseasens during the
whole course "of which mankind have
felt reasonably secure against the
menacing agencies which they can
notcontrol. New York Sun.
A Venerable' Pair of Pistols.
Mr. D. T. Sheriff of Prince
Georg e's county,. Mary and, has sent
to the Baltimore American office? an
interesting pair of flint-lock pistols
manufactured by Moore of London
about 1769. They are perfectly pres
erved. They were formerly the
property of Baltimore county and
were used by some of his ancesters
iu the revolutienary war." They are.
about six inches long - with brass
breeches. In order to fire them a
duplex. slide on top is pulled back,
releasing the pan cover and allowing
room to cock the hammer, the cock
ing of which discovers the trigger,
which lies concealed until prepared
to fire. When the trigger is pulled,
the hammer holding a piece of - flint
ston about one half of an inch sqftftre
and one eighth thick; tapered to a
wedge shaped pdint, comes in con
taet with the perpendicular portion
of the pan cover, throws ,ifc forward
and the sparks are directed by the
impetus of the hammer into the
powder pan below' and ignites" thti
Shot Each Other Dead. Jackson
Miss., May 2. Gen. Wirt Adams and
JohnW. Martin, prominent citizens
of this city, met on the street yester
day and shot each other dead. This
is the result of a qilarrar over poli
tics and prohibition, directly and
indirectly, over 'the Gambrill Hamil
ton shooting, which occurred some
time ago. A witness to 'yesterday's
tragedj-, who was with Gen. Adams
at the time.says: : "Gen. Adams ac
costed Martin saying: 'You rascal.
have stoob enough from you !' Mar
tin replied: :'If you douu't like it '
aud simultaneously with the remark
he drew a pistol, fired and got behind
a tree half a foot in diameter. Gene
ral Adams also fired -about the same
time." Bnt though not certain he
he thinks that Martin shot first.
Martin was editor of the New Mis
sissippian, and was a brilliant and
promising young man. Gen. Adams
was 69 years oM and postmaster of
Jackson. He was a prominent -officer
in the confederate army."
A Favorite Flower. -
The verbena is one of the oldest
and dearest favorites of the lovers
of flowers. As a matter of course, all
gardens should, and most do have
them. - Theirprofuso blooming qual
ities, bright and many hues coupled
with their long and tireless bloom-
Ling, covering the greater pait of sum
mer and fall make them 'a beauty 1
spot in any garden.
By pinching them back once or
twice they spread wonderfully, cov
ering a circ.e three feet in diameter,
and where thickly studed with large
clusters of bloom they are without
a rival. For years past they have
beeu favorites, but not until the last
few years has there been any great
advances or'im pro vement in the char
acter of the flowers Forest, Field
A little six-year old girl in Cincin
nati named Emma Byers has a uair
of eyes that are the wonder of all
the people of that city, if the En
quirer is to be believed. That paper
says: "In her right eye is a perfect
form of a doll baby, handsomely '
dressed and with beautiful features
In her left eye is a miniature cres
cent. In spite of this her sight is ex
cellent. Thechild is altogether very
pretty '-and the parents expect, in
time, to make a fortune by exhibit
ing her. A well known Cincinnati
-oculist sayS the figurers in little
Emma's eyes are simply due to an
error in the developmet of the
in les. "
Past Mend In jf. -
Bjones That fellow Galey. tried
to borrow five hundred dollars of me
Smythe Five hundred. He mu3t
Bjones No, he's not cracked.
He's broke. Life.-