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VOL. VIII--NO. 46.
CONCORD. N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1895.
WHOLE NO. 366
lliifTniHn Shoots Himself Throe
Times and 1 hen Trie to Cut
Dr. W E Fitch, of this city, Las
received a letter from Alamance
county, which conveys the news of
the desptrafe attempt of Mr. B W
M Huffman, of Bigg Falls, about
three miles from Burnngton, to
commit sulci !c. The attempt was
made last mursaay, and toe par
ticulars, as we get them, are as fol
Oa Thursday, the llth instant,
Mr. Huffman went to Burlington to
attend to some business, and when
he returned, in the afternoon, he
went immediately to his room and
locked the door. In a iew minutes
hid wife and son heard three reports
rf a pistol in quick succession.
They went to his room and broke
the door open, and Mr. Huffman
was in the bed trying to cut his
taroat with a pocket knife. They
stopped him and sent for the family
physi0i?n, 'and, upon examination,
w&4 found chat be had shot him
self three times in the breast,.
The physician removed cue of the
balls that evening, and .vhile he wes
doing so, Huffman to d bun that
"he had better be putting more in
there, insuad of taking them out."
Another letter was received from
there yesterday, which stated that
he was still liyirg, but was in a dan
' The cause given for this rash deed
was that he had loaned out consider
able money among which was one
loan of $5,000 and he could not
collect it. lie had thought and
studied ovr it so much that ii is
believed that his mind wa3 impaired.
Mr. Huffman was well known to
a large number of our citizens, and
was ajan 01 large means, lie was
one of Alamance county's most
prominent business men, and, at on?
time, owned large stock in a cotton
mill at Big Falls.
His rash act came near putting an
end to his life, and may yet, before
it is over with. Durham Sun.
Injfallft Ont and Out for Free Coinage.
Macon, Mo, April 18. In Gon
yersation with a member of the G A
R, at the state, encampement being
held here, J J Ingalls has declared
he was not only in favor of putting
a plank into the national platform
favoring free and unlimited coinage
of silver, but that he is strongly in
favor of nemmatiag a candidate who
is personally in favor of that prin
ciple. Campos Goes to Fighting.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 17. A
cablegram to the Times Union from
Key West, Fia., says :
.Martinez Campos landed atGuan
itSaismo yesterday and left today at
1:30 for the field with G,00d troops.
General Masso, an insurgent lead',
er, has issued a manifesto declaring
death to any peace commission. The
insurgents haye 9,000 men and are
gaining strength every dav. They
control the proyince of Santiago de
Cuba. The death of General Flor
Combet is confirmed.
Items from ISillviIle.
Colonel Jenkins, who owed us for
six years' subscription, died yester
day. We forthwith sent him fifty
pounds of ice, m the hope that he
won d nee it to advantage in the
A fair has been inangurated for
the benefit of the heathen. We
have disguised ourself like a canni
bal, and we hope to cabbage the
whole of the funds.
Billville has a new military com-
pany, .mere are iia ratmuHn, uu
mnuu v. -in ars nnr, no nne a are
HI1F rrs. in fuuntuueuuc, uu guuo
Are used. Atiaot Constitution.'
l'ery Poor Fighters.
l:. gives one a shock of surprise to
!arn that, so far, the losses of
China during the present war
amount to less th-n 6000 men, says
the AshevilJe Citizen. As the pop
ulation, of China is upwards 400,
000,000 it would seem that the
rulerj of the Flowery Kingdom have
given up too easily. But the fact
is that thousands of the Chinese do
not so much as know a war is on,
and millions of them are EOt, nor
could they be made available iu
jcase of war, considering the pritni
tjre modes of transportation still
.eiwtins in that country. Li Hnug
Cha.. yearj ago, endeavored to pro
t nit asyo'era of railways for military
'.defence as well as tor me material
development of China, but he met
-oniy opposition. The issue of any
war with Japan was donVles thtre
fore a foregone conclusion witn him,
and he was right to get peac at the
earliest possible moment andA,,with
"i hp ' mailt c expenditure dt Mood
THE LESSON LEARNED.
The Colored Letter farrier TVhoCaEic
(to Greet yir. WUson, Stopped Py
Richinpucl, Va., Hrrii 17. -Ilin
William ii Wilson, Postmaster Gen
eral, arrived in the city this after
noon on the 2:45 tr.i:n from Wash
ington. He was met at Ashland by
a committee of the local alumni of
the Uniyersity f Virginia end -n
reaching here va3 tendered a inch
at tbe residence of Mr. Wvndbam R
Meredith, and later a reception in
his honor was held at the executive
mansion. The Governor was as
sisted in uniform, and the nfliar was
very brilliant. A delegation t.t
white posto2ic9 emplojees attended
the reception in a bot.'y and at the
door of the mansion w'?re joined by
a colored letter carrier, The latter
was stopped by the Governor's but
ler and waited in the hill until Mr.
Wilson came out of the parlor and
shoo!c hauas wi h hira.
Tonight Mr. Wilson, t the ban
quet of the Kicamcnd. Cnapter cf
the University of Virginia Alnmxi,
responded to the toast. "The Schol?v
ii Policies " Mr'. Wilson said that
high poliictl education was the
'oundatio.i of Democratic: iustltns
t:ons. If there ever was a time
wuen it w&8 necessary for every man
to do hie duly as a citizen, ad a pa
triot, n3 a politician, ii was this time.
The polities of the country h:id un
dergone a change sines the days cf
Thcmas Jefferson. The function cf
the scholar in politics was tie func
tion of enlightening the people.
A Female Sera;..
While returning from the fuueraij0,il ' congratulation upon tn:a oc
Thursday evening acd a'.out the old csloa, with the usual good wishes,
colored MethoJibi cnurch two col-jA oxuabpt of handsome presents
ored women inaiitmed a quarrel that wire "ce'yed.
rf suited m a brack tje una lidir
pullirg. The comoa.aiits weie Rose
Dost and Sjliie Alexander.
One accused the other of writing
a bewitching note to a man, and this
fetched out the "lie," aad then the
All v.ili (-ml in tho MuvorV court
A Pnbl Je Pebate.
The pablic debe'e took place in
the Enochville Academy on the tenth
of April 1595. Prof. P E Wright
chairman. The debaters on the Af
firmative were Messrs F B Brown, G
O Lipe and W L Boggs.
For the Iv'egative Messrs II II
Leazer, C H Deal and J V, tJdinc-
The subject, Resolved that the
works of nature are mere pleasing
to the eye than the art cf mau. The
aulj-'Ct was ably contested by Loth
sidtis. The verdict was given in
favor of the .Negative which was
thought by all present to be t, vei'y
The thanks of the debating rociety
and all prooent are duo the Shiloh
string band for the excellent mubic
which wa3 furnished by it. Pat.
Ko ThierEVr Felt the Halter Draw.
The Populists say they are tired
of hearing so much about that Fred
Douglaps Legislature and cf the
deviltry of derks and unprincipled
representatives in stealing and sneak
ing in biiis. Doubtless thsy are tired
and are anxious to hear H3 more of
it. A few years ego a man was
tried ia tbe Sap?rior Court here for
stealing seed cotton. F I OiDorne
was then solicitor and made one of
h!s greatest speeches for th i prose
cution. Aftr Mr. Osborne closed
his argument the prisoner was asked
by a friend what he thought of the
solicitor's speech. He repled, "Well,
to tell you God's truth I never did
get so tire-? of hearing one speech
in all my life. That fellow Osborne
naturally makes me tired." .Monroe
Twenty-One Children to Begin IViih.
The happiest marriage ever chron
icled in this section of the State r as,
possibly, that which occurred one
day last week at Hat Creek, the con
tracting parties being Mrs. Mclley
Foster, and Mr. James Harper, both
of that vicinity, eays the Lynchburg J
Advance, Tbe marriage took place
amid great rejoicing at the home of
the bride, and afterward tbe happy
cup!e r moved to the home of the
groom, which was, not far distant.
The bride is the mother of fourteen
children, while the groom, wno was
a widower, has in his family, seyeD
younjister3,;to that the young couple
will begiu life with twenty-one
Whv, instead of helping thecu.e
of tereperence by legislating it into
a fair cbanze in the race, the Fu
sion Legislature did Its brat it fram
iog the new election law to rub the
Prohibition 'party clerk off 'North
Carolina territon ." Billot Box.
The equiifictiai ha8 come a
A Pretty Wedding in Bays' Chapel nt
Promptly at 8:30 o'clock Wednes
day cic ht at Buys' chapel tfce doors
were thrown open snd the nnpatient,
esnecti:nt crowd within longed for
ias one tncre glance at the beautiful
bride, Mis.i Maine Ilornbnckle, r
sne so f'raceruhv marcbed up tee
isle on the arm of her dsfer, Miss
Salli'j Hornbuck'e, while others were
jrst -is easf-r io se the handsome
grocra. Mr, John hhicr. as he caaie
in with Mr. Jobnv Pstterscn, his
The couples that preceded the
bride and groom were Mr. Worth
Props; with Miss Mollie Sbir.r, sis
ter of the groom; Mr. Charles Ise
honr and Mit,3 Minnie Kornbuokle,
the brides EiPter; Mr. Robert Hodson
with Miss Vema Shepherd; Mr,
Janes Uornbuckle and Miss Polly
The brid v-ore a bfaatifc! gown of
pnre white satin, long train, with
white lace. The vtil was trimmed
with water liliee. All of the brides
maids were dressed in white nnd
carried bunches of white lilacs.
Ths chtmcel around the alcer was
handsomely trimed with long tapes
of white cotton, piesentiga precty
After the short, but impressive
ceremory by Rev. J R Mooae, the
pastor, the bridal party repaired to
the home cf the bride's father, Mr
J P liornbuckle, on Pine street,
vher3 an elegant sapper was served.
The Standsrd, with their hosts of
rilcu'1 luc t-uupic,
I'tjiversiiy Summer Kehoo!.
The Summer School t; Chapel
Ei'.l affords nfual opportunities to
yourrg men and women desiring Uni
versityreducatiou, as well as to teach.
Instruction will be given mainly by
University professors, in English
Literature, Anglo-Saxon, KiBtory,
Laiin, Greek, Algebra, Geometry.
Trigonometry and Chemistry.
Teachers will be given an oppor
tunny to see exemplified by expert
the best methods of teaching ail the
subjects usually taught in the pres
para'-ory schools. Certificates of
satisfactory work and attendance,
duiy bigncd by the President of the
University and the professors, will
be given to thoFe who complete the
coarse and stand the examination.
Mi?8 Mathilde Coffin, of Detroit,
Michigan, r. celebrated teacher of
70UE5 children, will have charge of
the primary work.
The tuition fee cf $5.00 admits to
aU instruction during the five weeks
session of the school, June 25th. to
July 2(ilb., 1S25. For circulars ap
ply to President Winsion, or iidwin
A Alderrain, Sup't of School Chapel
ilbemarle, N. C, April 17. Mr.
Cslvin B Little, one &f Albemarle's
prominent and popular merchants,
and Miss Lizzie D Ross were mar
ried at 9 o'clock Thursday eyening,
April 10, at the M. E. Church m
Albemarle. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. R M Taylor, pastor
of that church, in a most impressive
manner. The acuants were Mr.
S 3 Kluttz, the groom'a best man,
and Miss Puttie' Ross, maid of honor,
Mr. J D Heath and Miss Carrie
Rothrock, Mr. R.Kent Blair and
Miss Carrie Pemberton, Mr. W J
Swmk and Miss Anna Hearue. The
church was beautifully and tastily
decorated and well filled with the
many friends of the hnde and groom.
The ushers were Mr. R E Austin
and Mr. C B Ross.
The wedding marcn was splen
didly rendered by Miss Maggie Bar
ner. At ter the marnwgp a wedding re
past at the home of tfce'.biide's father
was served to the party and other in
Long life arid happiness to the
newly reamed couple.
The following is the change m the
new schedule in effect at and fter
9:50 o'clock p. m., Sunday, April
South Bound Io. 11, will lie due
at 10.55 a. m.; No.' 35 at 10:07 p.
in.; No. 27 at 8:49 a. m., and No.
63, local freight, will leave at 5:40
North Bound No 12 will be diie
at 7;23 p. m ; No 36 at 8:01 n. m.;
No. 33 at 9:03 p. in , and No. 04,
local freight, will leave at 12 o'clock,
no:in. '. ., '
Trains No. 37 and 38 will stop at
Concord oh signal only, v
The rise iu the price of cotion will
cause the farmers to plant just a;
much as usual. ,
TOWN AND COUNTY.
Farmers, on an average, are t vo
weeks behind with ihtir crops.
Only two months u.'itil blackberry
time, Ia th? mcan'ime we can ail
The toncord hose and reel com
pany will soon have a ne w reel, an
order for snrae is now out.
A tv.pez performer in the Nickle
Plate circus, which wasm Charlotte
Friday, fell at:d was seriously hart.
Capt. C A Pitts save the fruit u
sale. Says he : "Not one time in 20
vears does the fruit cet killed in
The lawn at tbe colored Metho
dist church oa West Pepot street
has been converted into a croquet
Mr. Charles Lowe is fearfully
broken oat with poison oak. While
his affliction i3 not serious it is quite
'ihey had snow and sleet in
Greensboro on Thursday morning.
We had some cold wind from Greens
Master Frank Brumley baa a horse
and phioton. The horse is old
enough to vote. Frank declares i
was not in the ark.
The telephone force of ten men is
here. The posts will be put up and
the thing rushed right through.
The central office will be in the St.
R A Brown has his brick making
machines in full blaut on his- yard
near the depot. A kiln is being
built and will be burning m a few
While plavice en the Gruded
School lawn, Master Lori3 Mo;r:son
was accidental! v bit on the hed
with a rock. It was thrown by a
little colored boy.
A horse to a buggy, tf.ruen by a
lady, became frightened on West
Depot street Friday evening. After
plunging over the ditch, it ran into
the yard at Scotia Eeminary and
stopped. No one was hurt.
Cards are out announcing the
marriage ia Chattanooga, Tenn., on
the 24th, instant, of Mies Ddsy
Elizabeth Grouer to Mr. George J
Hall, of tnat city. Mid3 Groner is
a daughter of Mrs. II L Groner, and
a sister of Mrs. R V Blackwelder, cf
The graded school will close the
term with a free entertainment to
morrow afternoon and evening at
the Armory Hall. The exercises by
the primary cla-ises will Isegin
promptly a: 4:30 o'clock. The ex
ercises by ths higher grades will be
gin at 8 o'clock p. m. Loors un
locked at 7:30.
The Standard had i!s first "niees"
of radishes this season. They didn't
coma ont of our garden, for the crop
prevailing there is wild oniou3 and
they preyail promiscuously. These
radishes grew in the garden of Mrs
J S Fisher, and this points to Mr. R
E Ridenhour as the agiicultunst;
and hc4never was a Granger, and we
The Washington (N. C.) Messenger
in speaking ot a Feryice in Washton
concludes in the following words :
"We hear the sermon by the Rev.
Dr. Payne, of the Presbyterian
church last Sunday evening, from
theme "I Thirst," highly spoken of.
Dr. Payne is one of North Carolina's
best pulpit orators and as a man is
not excelled. The Presbyterian
church is to be congratulated on
haying such a pastor and preacher."
The Supreme Court has recently
made a decision of much importance
to the ffrm of BlackweU's Durham
Tobacco Company as to tbe taxes of
that firm. The case whs decided by
Judge Hok. that the taxes should be
p?id in Philadelphia, a s nsaa', but
this decision wus ryertd by tie
feupreme Conrt, so that this tax on
$300,000, which has heretofore been
given in nd taxed in Philadelphia
must he listed nd paid at Durham
fhe State and coanty taxes ou tnis
sum will amount 10 aboit$2,500,
Exchange. ' .
Mr. J) L Arey, whoe tiistilleiy
haii been closed for seveal months,
yesteiday sbtttled the-mater. Dis
trict attorney a U Glenrj, who was
in the city on his way to attend
Federal Court at SiaresviHe, met
Mr. Arey and his counsel and to
gether with several revenue officers
held a consultation at the Mt. Ver
non hotel and finally, decided to
compromise the rAatter by Mr. Areyj
pajing.the sum of $i,000. This Is
a neat sum to be tnrted into Uncle
Sam's treasnrv, but s'lll Mr. Arey'
attorney thinks it a lucky corn-
promise Salisbury Herald.
A TALK WITH SENATOR
He Believes in the Future ol' Co.' p
eration, 1m i'or MrKinley for I'resi-
dcnl nnd Thinks His Party in the
State, M'lU Favor J l-Metnllixm.
Senator J C yritehard and Judge
WSO'U Ecbirsoa registered ' at
Central last night. Thay arrived on
the evening train from Shelby,
where Jude Robinson ia holding
court, and where Mr. Pritchard,
with Messrs Justice, Linney and D
L Robinson appeared for the Pop
alist contestant in the ce.se of
Quinn vs. Lattimore, for clerk of
the Superior Court of Cleveland.
Messrs Montgomery, Webb and
Prick appeared for the contestee,
Lattimore. The case, JSIr. Pritchard
tnisKid, will be pending lor a weet
Whilo complaining of fatigue, the
young Republican Senrtor from the
western section of the State courte
ousiy consented to an interview
wiih an Observer reporter . In an
swer to the question as to the likeli
hood of the continuance of fusion,
"There will undoubtedly, be co
operation by the Populist and Re
publican parties in 1890. The rank
and file of Doth parties favor ii all
over the State."
Do you think it wiJl be success
l don't see how we could lose
the Stato. The Republicans will
havo their distinctive organization
and the Populist3 will have thei-r5',
and the two will co-operate on the
same plan as before. "
"i you think that any possible
blunders by tee last Legislature will
have tho effect to lessen the chanaes
for success ?"
"I think, when the Fmoke of the
battlo clears away, the people of
the State will be well satis :ied with
what the Legislature did, and en
dorse it by an overwhelming vote."
. "Who will the North Carolina Re
publicans be for for President next
"It is hard for me to answer. I am
for McKialey. I find a sentiment
in tie State for Eoed, HarriEon and
and McKinloy. I believe the ml
ierest3 of the Republican party in
Sonlh demcnd" the nomination of
the last name. In the "western part
of the Stats tho sentiment is over
whGlmingly in favor of him. The
reason I advocate him is because I
think protection will be one of the
leading issues in the nejt campaign
and I regard him as tho ablest ex
ponent of that policy."
Senator Pritchard through mis
representation of the McKinley law
had caused the defeat of the Re
publican party in 1892, and said
"Every single victory we have won
since 18D2 has been won by a com
parison of the condition of the
condition of the country under the
Mcliinley la w with the condition
of affairs that has existed since the
inauguration of Mr. Cleveland end
the threatened legislation in regard
to tho tariff and passage of the
"What will be the position of the
party in this State on silver ?"
"The Republican party in this
State will, in my judgement, favor
Asked if Gov. McKinley had not
lately declared himself for a gold
standard, Mr. Pritchard said: "1
feel satisfied that the reports sent
out to the tffoct that Gov.
McKinley had declared his inten
tion to desert the Republican
party in the event that a free coin
age plank was inserted in our
platform, are without any foundas
ation- I am not prepared to say
what his views will be in regard
to silver. Charlotte Observer.
Can ght by a Decoy Letter.
Cincinnati, Ohio, April 18. It
has jnst been made puoHc that Geo.
Morriso?, one of the counterfeiters
of the two cent postage stamp', was
arrested in the Cincinnati post tfiice
on Tuesday, ou a decoy letter. He
had sent to the Chicago Tribune an
advertisement offering to sell $125
worth of stamps for $100 and di
rectiug tbe answers to be Eent to
Elegant in Design
4 4 Superior in "W brkma&sMp
Strong and Easy Banning
Hartfords are the sort of bi
cycles most makers ask $100 for.
Columbian are superior even to
so-called "specials," for which $12
or even Jl 50 is asked.
. 'Mt is well to be posted upon the
bicyclo price situation. The great
Columbia plant is working for the
rider's benefit, as usual.
a number of Concord's
citizens attended servicr s at Center
. Grove Sunday.
MURDER IN lUEDELL
A Negro Tillled a White Man in a I1h.
pule Over 25 Cents.
Late Saturday afternoon a wnite
man named T J Overcash was killed
by a negro, Jim Fei raster, in Con
coru township, Iredell courty
Feirusrer was to have been Married
Sunday and had gone to Statesville
to get his license. He got full up
on whiskey and oa his WBy home
met Oyercash, to whom he owed
balance or io cents oa a clr pur
chased, at a branch. The negro had
a chicken and Overcash demanded
the balance uue him or the fowl.
J Feimster had no money and refused
to give up the chicken which he
said was for m wedding dinner.
After an exchange of words, both
men iu the meanwhile having ob
tained a rock, Overcash started to
cross the branch. The negro dired
him to cross and as he did so threw
tbe rock, striking him on the head
and knocking him down, partly in
the water. Feimster picked up his
chicKen and started home, lei ving
the wounded "man on the ground,
Two other negroes who witnessed
the difficvlty carri d Overcash to
his home. He remained unconscious
until about 8 o'clock Sunday morn
ing when he died,
A Xcffro Arrested, tonfCHse Ills Guilt
and Implicates Three others.
The Richmond Dispatch says
There'were four large fires in Kins-
ton, N. C, durrg the months of
February and March, and hundreds
of thousands of dollars worth of
property was destroyed. The Ham es
were thought to have been of incen
diary origin, and a citizens' vigilence
committee was appointed and the
community patrolled, but to no
avail. On March 2S:h th3 services
of the National DeLc-ctive Agency,
of this city, were engaged in the mat
ter, and its officers after a great deal
of hard work succeeded in locating
and arresting Alex. Rouse, colored,
as one or tae gnnty persons, iiouse
was taken before Justice L F Moore,
and was sent on to tne fcupericr
Court. He has since confessed his
guilt and implicated three other ne
groes, who will be arrested at once.
The people of Kinston were great
ly agitated over Rous's arrest, ana
there was much talk of lynching
The Billvllle Banner. '
BiliVllltf is getting ready for the
exposition. We have a number of
spring al.1g3f.0r3 that saved five
nigger3 from being lynched by
swallowing them alive.
mi ft- m
i ne usnmg season is not mil as
usual. The jug factory was totally
destroyed by fire on Wednesday last,
and all we haye left now is bait.
uuring tne moonngnt picnic we
mistook our trunk for a cat, and
threw the same ont of the window.
The sheriff caught it on the fly, and
relieved us of three shirts and a
certificate of good character.
Billville hopeB to take the prize
midals at the Atlanta exposition
In fact she has already engaged
space and, among other thiog3, will
exhibit a congressman who neyer did
anything except to drawjhis salary
and return to his constituents.
C. H. King, Water Valley, Miss., cured by
"For five years, I suffered untold mi3ery
from muscular rheumatism. I tried every
known remedy, consulted the best physi
cians, visited Hot Springs, Ark., three times,
spending Siooo there, besides doctors' bills;
but could obtain only temporary relief. My
flesh was wasted away so that I weighed
only ninety-three pounds; my left arm and.
leg were drawn out of shape, the muscles
being twisted np in knots. I was unable to
dress myself, except with assistance, ard
could only hobble about by using a cane.
had no appetite, and was assured, by the
doctors, that I could not live. The pains, at
times, were so awful, that I could procure
relief only by means of hypodermic Injec
tions of morphine. I had my limbs bandaged
in clay, in sulphur, in poultices; but these
gave only temporary relief. After trying
everything, and suffering the most awful
tortures, I began to take Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
Jnside of two months, I was able to walk
without a cane. In three months, my limbs
Jaegan-to strengthen, and In the course of n
year, I was cured. My weight has increased
to 105 pounds, and I am now able to do my
full day's work as a railroad blacksmith,"
Tl;e Drily World's Fair Sarsaparilla,
AXEB'S FILZS cure Headache.
Highest of all in Leavening
REV. TOM DIXON HURT.
A PaKtenfrer Train Wrecked and Two
(Sleeper a Itnrned.
Charleston, S. C, April 17. A
special to the News and Courier
from Florence, S. C , says: Train
35, the Sonthbouod fast mail on the
Northeastern Railroad, whi-h left
here at 3:10 this morning for
Charleston, ran into a washout at
Howe's Croscg, four miles below
this city, and was completely
wrecked. The engine passed over
the washout, but the tender, mail,
hag2aSe first-class car and three
sleepers went down.
There were few passengers on the
train, none of whom were killed. -.
The Rey. Thomas Dixon, Jr., the
noted New York preacher and
orator, and Robert Petleay, the
baggage master, of Wilmington, N
C, received the wo:st injuries,
The train was in charge of
Engineer Meadors and Conductor
Thomas Oglesby, neither were hurt.
jlo add to tne horror, the two
sleepers in the rear took fire fiom
gas lamps and were burned.
A large force is at work clearing
the track. All trains are running
via Sumter and Lanes.
A San Francisco girl, disappoint
ed in love years ago, hasbnilta
cabin in the wood3 on the Upper
Salmon river and lives there alone.
She is an expert hunter and has
raised a pair of grizzly bears, which
are very affectionate toward her.
The editor of an exchange says he
knows some people so exceedingly
modest that in speaking of a person's
leg persist in calling it a limb. That
Is so; but the young lady, who,
speaking of a certain breed of chick
ens, called them Brown Limbhorns, i
is entitled to the cake and whale
bakery. ' dSf
The Charlottfvoeryer announces
that therefs a rumor afloat to the
effect that Miss Winnie Davie, "the
daughtor of the Confederacy," is to
marry Col. James Richardson, a
millionaire planter of New Orleans,
Col. Richardson is an intense South
em, and an old friend of the Davis
In the case of Cook vs. Mearts,
the Superior court cf New Hanover,
held by His Honor, Judge W A
Lloke, gives judgment in favor of
Judge Meares as Judge of the new
criminal circuit. Cook appealed to
the supreme court.
From a letter written by Rey.
Gunderman, of Dimondale, Mich.,
we are permitted the make this ex
tract : "i nave no Hesitation in
recommending Dr. King's New Dis
coyery, as the results were almost
marvelous in the case of my wife.
While I was pastor of the Baptist
Church at Rives Janction she was
brought down with Pneumonia suc
ceeding La Grippe. Terrible parox
ysms of coughing would last nours
with little interruption and it seemed
as if she could not survive them.
A friend recommended Dr. King's
New Discovery; it wis quick in its
work and highly satisfactory in re'
suite." Trial bottles f i ee at Fetzer's
Drug Store. Regular Biza 50c, and
The Southern has arranged to
furnish round trip tickets to the
meeting of the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian church at Dallas,
Texas, May 17 to 26, 1895. Tickets
to be sold May 13, 14 at.d 15. go d
to return until J une 3, 1895. This
is an xce'llenl opportunity to visit
lexae. Koi d trtp from Concord,
Meeting classis of North Carolina
Reformed church s of the U. S.,
Thomasville, N. C. Ticneta of
sale April 30th, May 1st and 2nd,
limit, May 7ch, 1895. Fare for
round trip $2.50. ,
Southern Baptist Convention and
other meetings of the B ip'ischurch
Washington, D. C. Tickets on sale
May 7th and 8ih with return limit
15 days from date of sale. An ex
tension of time for 15 days will be
granted on deposit of tickets with
ticket agent at Washington, D..O.
Oq or before May lQ;h 1895 , going
trip of tickets good only on date of
saje and continuous passage in eaob.
direction. Fare for roand trip
Forest Hill tiad a bciap Friday
night One man wea,; jamted eye
aB a resuU-
Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
FRIDAY NIGHT'S EXHIBITION"
WOUND IT UP.
The Children in Fancy Costumesla
Songs and Verses They Acquitted
Themselves Exceedingly Well
Armory Hail Crowed to Over
flowing;, Friday afternoon promptly at 4:30
o'clock, the closing exercises of the
Concord Graded School began by a
grand chorus Bong of welcome by
the school, to one of the two larg
est audiejees ever assembled ia
Every child was prompt and knew
his or her part well. There wero
no blunders, which was a compli
ment to the efficient corps of in
structors and which spoke well of
their c wn studious efforts in learn
ing. The afternoon exercises were
splendidly rendered and the chil
dren in their jr'ght costumes and
full of enthusiasm did all thatcoukl
te desired to make the exhibition a
decided success. The exercises by
the wee bit of children, or primary
department of the school was one of
the crowning events of the many good
features of the afternoon programme.
b or the evening exercises every
body, it peems, went early to procure
a comfortable seat, but instead of
being admitted to tbe hall the doors
were not opened until 7:30, when,
the large mass of people that had
congregated went Bureme od iha.
Btairway, each trying to bo first in
and the wonder is that no one was
run over or even hurt. The hall
wa8 packed to overflowing) Btsaaiag
room being at a premium.
Shortly alter 8 o'clock the cur
tain was raised, and the audienoe was
crrppf nrifTi a nliA.'tMa i
.. . vuut uo ovugi i(iuuir
mir vxieo oong, ana when we
fleet, were the country, as waa
ow,5- ui wita tair ones proano
ing such gleeful tongs, man wonld
be more content, women lovelier and
The pantomime scene, "Nearer
My Goi to Thee," was familiar to
many of us, but it baing rendered as
it was Friday night it waa effective
and'lovely. The flag drill, too, was
an attractive production, the old
folks as well as the children were
highly pleased. "America," the
cantata, was beautiful m its ren.
dition, but as yet no new continents
have been discovered.
The closing piece, in which the .
thirteen oirginal States were re
presented, waa faultlessly rendered
every child showing his or her
patriotic spirit by wafting a banner
or mustering with a gun, sword, or
other weapon of defense.
All in all, the day and night pro
gramme was carried out in IWad
everyone speaks in the highCot terms,
of the days entertainment.
Prof. R L Keesler assisted witBi
the music and Mr. O E Smith.
managed the stage.
, HEART DISEASE.
Fluttering, No Appetite, Could
uoi ieep, w ma on MomacH.
For a long time I had a terrible
pain at mjr heart, which fluttered ai-1
most incessantly. I had no appetite'
and could not sleep. I would ba;
compelled to sit np in bed and belch
gas from my stomach until I thought'
tinj uuuuui numa do my last
There waa a feelincr of nnnriiasinn
about my heart, and T was fii
draw a full breath. I could nntwwn:
a room without resting. m hmtunS
Dr. Miles', HearfC
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