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AT LIVING PKICES.
GIVE US A TRIAL
EWS THAT IS WEWS
FOR 1 YEAR
VOL. VIII NO 50.
CONCORD N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1895.
WHOLE NO. 35Q
DIED BY iiij OWN HAND.
Mr. W. N. Prattler tntls II is Earihly
Existence by Ktranfcnlalion Found
Bead In Ml II atom Tins Morning; at
8:30 lat It Is lteiIence on Korih
Tryon Mrcel 111 HealiU Thought
be the Canse Left JKo Messaee.
The city was shocked this morn
mg when it was learned that Mr. W
N Frather the well Jinown buker
aaifc3fifecti0ufr Lai sncided at his
. home on North Tryon street. The
first intimation of the Bad affair oc
cnrred at Mr. Prathers homo when
his servant was sent to his room to
arouse him. This occurred at 8:30
this morning. After waiting for
him for half an hour to appear,
Prof Cran'z who has rooms at his
residence, attended ;he stairs leading
te the room Mr. Prather occupied to
ascertain why h" did not come down
He tried the door and found it locked
and at this f ailure his suspicions
were aroused. The door leading to
his from the room of his wife was
also fried and was found locked.
Pro!?X?rantz then placed a chair at
Mr." Prathera door and loeked
' through the tiansoni and the sad
truth was at once revealed to ' him.
Mr. Prather had hanged himaeif.
Shortly after this a News reporter
was informed of the fact and he went
to the home at ot'Ce. Hp was ad
mitted to the rooui where the self
destruction took pbce. The bod?
when the reporter saw it, was lying
on the bed but wii'iu discovered by
Mr. Cranlz 3 in a kneeiing posi
tion on the left side of the bed. A
hemp twine such as is commonly
need in commercial packing was
securely fastened arcund the bed
post and in the siaie manner around
the enicidea neck. He was perfectly
rigid when discovered and the pby-
siciana who were caileu to invesn
gritej8ty that ho bad been dea 1 f o;
lZfionrs at least. Dr. Geo. Gr&haia
who was the firat physician at the
scene was seen by the News and he
stated tht Mr. Prai-her died by bio
own hands and had been deud for 12
hour. He snid Mr. Prathar canie
home last nigh!, ibuut 7 o'clock anl
almost immediately went to his room.
He did cot remove his clothes and
left a candle burning and in this pale
and flickering light his life went out
long before the taper expired. His
seek was not broken but the end
came by stm gulation. Dr. Graham
' thinks that the aaicide was nnder the
influence of some strong opiate when
the deed of self destruction was com
mitted. Dr. H M Wilder, the
county physician was summoned and
he made a like statement Why Mr.
Prather ended his life i& due from
the fact that five years Ujjo ha i.u &
severe case of the grip and since then
his mind has been unbalanced.. ai,d
also being a sufferer of dyspepsia.
i These coupled with a business that
has been decreasing, caused Worry
antil .the end last night. J Mr.
Prather was a man who was au'en-.
tknsiast, that is, he never went in
a matter but what he wanted success
at the other end. His place o' busi
ness on east Trade street has ever
been known as the beat in the city
and for years conducted a prosper
ous business, but trade had declined
on account of his health. This is
the general theory and it is thought
correct. Mr. Prather wae 3 ji-ars
age and leaves a wife aod one ecu,
Mr. William Pather, who has bien
practicing dentistry in New Yoik
for several years.
After the shock cf the suicide had
somewhat subsided, and investiga
tion was niae to see if a note o:
communication had been kf', but
there was none. Mr. Prather was a
shriner, a member of the KuighU
Templar and a K. of P. No demon
stration will be observed by these
orders, Mrs. Prather requested a
simple and plum funeral. IVedrjes
day's Charlotte News,
The joong people of the city hive
planneJ for a grand social event on
Christmas night. A german has
been decided upon, to be given in
Patterson's Hall. An orchestra
from Charlotte will furnish music
lor the occasion. It will be giyen in
honor of the homesretnrning school
girls and boys.
Trapped a Hawk and a Mink.
Mrs. J Frank Fink, of No, 5
township, has been very successful
in trapping hawKs recently. For
some time past these .yicions birds
have been catching her chickens and
in .turn she invented a scheme
that has caught several, one measur
ing fif tytwo inches from tip to tip,
which was an unusually large bird
ef this specie. Bat it was afterward
discovered that hawks wore not thg
only .r things ea'.ing her chickeue,
whereupon she sat another trap and
caught a mink that bad killed and
. partiaily devoured eight chicks.
Tire nt t imitoii vil.o.
About 7 o'clock thi3 (Thursday)
morains fire broke out in the upper
story of the Lon.e of Sire- Wineeoff,
who lives opposite the new mill at
CaunonTiiie, destroying the bed unci
a quantity cf bed clothing. The
discovery of the fire was made, by
the hands employed in the new mill
and was quickly extinguished.
Origin of tho fire ia yet a mystery
R Died From the Cat.
Some time ago young Sain Jones,
a eon of Marshall Jonep, of Faith,
cat hi3 foot with an ase. The wound
was not considered very dangerous
at first, but blood poisoning ensued
and Tuesday the vounr man died
from its effects. It was quite a sad
death from the nature of the cause
and its unexpectedness. Salisbury
Special programmes have been ar
ranged for Christmas services at
Lower Srone and Btar Creek by the
Sunday schools of the respective
churches, to take place on Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, Dec. 24, at
Bear Creek and Christmas day at 10
o'clock in Lower Stone. Rev. Paul
Barjicger was in the city today, and
reports that everything indicates a
marry Christmas &t Heilig's.
It ie the time of year that almost
everybody has something to say
about thoir fiae hogs aad pigs and
for the b nefic of those interested in
such we will tell you that Mr. Al
fred K'utrr., of Canconville, killed
three 11 months old pigs Wednee
day, the weights of which were 303,
270 and 250 r ouuds each.
John W Phillip.-, liv4Dg on North
Spiiug etictji, Lili.-d a bog on the
same da? thit weighed 4S1 pounds.
I'Sae fiend Yet Alive,
A L Cirvtr, tha mia that had h:s
ee knocked out at th-i OJeii Mill,
in this City sometime ao an & who
was reported sis huvicj difcd from
Mie efiects or uis wouncs, is ytt a
hyug man. lis cauie ovtr from
Charlotte Thur3l:y uiht, and suys
t.t B!w tntirelv lccor&nt ' of hi3
deih and burial until arriving here.
He has no appearance of a dead
tuau, alt"; oagh his countenance is
3otuthat dud;ured. Tuis is one
of the few men wtio live to read their
4 .W Ike Gill.
Some days ago, or about the close
ot iuot week, Miss Hattie Brown,
aged abut 15 years, daughter of
John C Brown, of High Point,
eloped with a printer at work on the
Enterprise, whose name we failed to
They s'opped at ReidsTilIe, but
fr eomH CitUi-o the young lady re
pented of n r sctioa" and refund to
oa married. - ; - - j
Instead, she sent for her ; father
who went down alter, her, and took
tier back hoineT--Greenbboro Record.
Tor.lt Two Turnips.
Worse thnn the Mecklenburg
rooster Ecrr.pa was the trial on
Wednesday afternoon before his
honor, Esquiro C A Pit ts, of Mr. C
E Whitley, of Big Lick, Stanly
county, who was arrested for taking
two turn:p3 fro u a basket Bitting
near the pubbc rod, the property
of Mr. W V Krimminger. Mr.
Whitley declared to lie last that he
was not guilty, -Jut Mr. Kriiuminger
saya that h-i (.Whitley) offered to
pay him for tha turnips when he
iound cut ho (Kiiinuiisgei) was
goiiig to bWc-ar oat a wanuut for ar
roHt. Whitltij was phioed under a
S-5 bound for his appearance at the
nest term of court.
To Re Beautiful. .
Eat fruit for breakfast. !
Eat fruit for luncheon.
Avoid pastry; "' -
Shun hot cakes.
Flee from hot biscuits.
Iiiat graham and wiiole wbtat
toast. " .. ' .': -i
Deny yourself sausages at breaks
Take omelettes or chops instead.
Eefuaa rice puddings. . .
Decline potatoes if they are served
more than one; a day.
Do not become a tea or coffee
Walk four miles every'day.
Inke a bath every day.
JVasn the- Jaee every night; ih
i Sleep eight hours a night.
-Think more ubout making other
people hiiipy thau of inakir.g youi
self coinfoi table, but
Don't worry atout either,
PntT'iemln Jail, -
It f eeuis that father and srm were
no: living in Christian unity, from
the conduct of Ben Burkhead and
his eonMn-law, Lucius Johnston,
who lived together in Chapman
town ou Broad street, la an iffiay
this (Saturday) morning both men
were bruised and cue over their head
by the use of roc's, an axe and clubs
They w-re put in to await court,
having used deadly wprpobs. They
quarielied about the extravagnice of
THE STORMIEST DAY YET.
The Weather Too lind for tho Violet
and the President Kay ISave to Go
Norfolk, Va.. Dee. 13 President
Cleveland and hid party be suc
ceeded today in thoroughly loaing
themselves to the ouislde world, for
no one knows where he is at present.
The Violet was to haye left Hattera
today, ut whether she did so or
not, is enkuowe, for a gale has been
ragiiig over the North Carolina
sounds, and the wires between Kitty
Hawk and Hatters are down. At
Kitty Hawk, the wind blew at a rate
of 08 miles an hour and was prob-j
ably mucn neavter f t natters. JNo
tessels have arrived from North
Carolina waters and it is the opinion
of sailing rasters that the Violet
could not have made the run up
Pamlico Sound nnder the heavy
winds prevaling. The water in t he
Albemarle and Chesapeake canal
through which the Violet must pass
on her way to Norfolk, now meas
ures only five and a half feet, the
iowest evei known in the connecting
link between Virginia and North
Carolina. It is probable that the
presidental par'y will have to go to
Elizabeth City, N. C, and come to
Norfolk by rail. The storm today
around llatttrs is the worst so far
Al't 'r a Woman.
The following '.correspondence, to
the Statesville Landmark, from
Yadkiu county explains itself : ?.Ir.
B G Col vard, whose mill was burned
soine time ago, and who is rebuild
irg, always thought that the fire
that destroyed his mill was incens
di'iry. At last the eecret is out, in
consequence of which so na of our
heretofore honored citizens a'"' in
trouble. Mr. Colvard bus b -en
tracing this matter for botne time
but quietly, so oher parties thought
it had compitt'ly died away until
last .Fridiy, when papers were is
sued for the ar;est of an aged lady
by the name cf Iihoda Shorea, the
wife cf Nathan Shores, and mother
of Eli Shores, the letter the great
liquor dealer of this neighborhood.
Mrs. Shores was given a prelimi
nary hearing on Friday evening and
bound over to the Superior Court of
Tadkin. In default of bond she was
committed to jail Friday night.
Saturday she gave bond ai d was re
leased until court. Kli, her son, it
is tlought started to run away an d
got as far as the railroad and heard
of his mother's trouble and returned
to aid her. It is not thought that
she did the act herself, as there is
good evidence aa to others and
other arrests will be made as toon j
as possible. The causa of tbe burn
ing ia thought to bt, on ay on at of
sicKnose. us tiiu.mm poca covered
several awes and const quenfciy
caused chiiis and l'vcr lor never&l
miles around. But burnu.g the mill
had no off act on tha heaith of the
commut:iiy, for su:cg the burning
the pond has been tufinj iid atill
romaini?, and p.s the new mill is evi
dent that the- pond will remain for
some time yc t.
Damage Knit Asrainst Itevrmie Ofll
ecrs. Slateevillf Landmark : While on
a business viait to Charlotte gome
time ago Mr. J Clark Sullivan, of
btatesville, was arrested by Eevenne
Officers C 1 Greihan; and 11 P Kin,
of that place, Cha arrest rookfp'aCf
ou the public S'.reets of Chariot : iu
optn d y lighr, aad h r.ffi:5Br Grr
m;ide Air- Siilliyau hjli up his
hands wh?ie tuc-y se.rcfceii hi:ii for
wiiipons. They ihe:i iiuil.i him i ii!
off his shoes, hat, etc, v.M'rt tiiey
searched hiuj for cauceHe.t revenue
etamps, which tbey accused him cf
As a result of this treatment Mr.
Sullivan has entered suh in Irede l
Superior Court for damages against
King and Gresnani foi false arrest
and the huuniiation to which he
wa3 subjected. The compkins has
not yet been filed and the amount of
damages atked for has not yet been
ntmed. Mr. K B McLaughlin, ot
Statesville, and Congressman Lin
ney are Mr. r?u!iiyan' attorneys.
Tlioy Have 1'i.mp.
Register of Deeds Weddin
warrants for 1S05, aiid re
quests us to announce to. the pen
sioners to come forward aod receive
same. This news will be a happ
Christmas greeting to the old eoI
dier. BncI.lrii'H Arnlru Mrtlye.
The Best Sake in te world foj
Cuts, Bruis-i. Sorep, LTictr, Salt,
P.henci, Fever !Sor'3, Tetterd C'happp
Hands, Chilblains, Corn3 aud &
Skin Eruptions, and positively cart,
Piles or no piy roqai-ed. It i
ffiiavantted to eivc HtatiiiMnn fr!
mnn.'t ref nnd.-il. l'i-ur 9T. nur .
T w ut K1-'
box. For sale at P B Fetzer's l)rrg
TOWN AND COUNTY.
Mr. Lee J.lartin.an operatic 3 at the
Cabarrus cotton milL', ia cm:te ei.'k
with typhoid fever.
We invite yoar attention to tie
new advertisement of Canucns &
Fe'zer's in this iseue.
See the advertisement of Mr. Al
fred Kluttz, coa! dealer. His head
quarters are at his home and at
IgA 'nog party will be one of the
many Christmas events, The result
may be reported in detail When our
New Year's resolutions are Bworn to.
Me3srs J Dove and M J Coil have
returned from Atlanta. They saw
lots of snow near Gastonia and as
far up as Charlotte it wa3 two inches
The heme of Mr. J F McLean, of
Salisbury, was destroyed by Ore
about 3 o'clock Thursday morning.
There was 600 insurance on the
Eev. K M Taylor, who has been
stationed for four years at Albemarle
M E church, passed through Con
cord Thursday en route to hia new
home at Shelby.
By mutual agreement Mr. E C
Beach has severed his connection
with trie G W Patterson cotton mill
as superintet djnt. He and family
will continue th-'ir residence in this
Keeper John W. Cook, of the
county home, tay3 he has alre.-.dy
killod over 2,000 pounds of pors and
will yet kill 1,000 or mora pounds
thi3 year. This is the kest quan
tity of meat rai.-ed any jcir fiuce Le
ilas been in charge of the home.
Several nih.a ag- M..niiaU
I c T.' . T r . i
orey, or r oresc u n:, a: i; i.i'e ii.ak
rouiia two creasy icokiag v. cue
iramps nuuaiea un nauer tne ;.onse
of his father. They were frighieucd
aud made thtir escape before
couiu gee a level oa mem witn nis
oiiiicoary- iiLriiu: inure waa a
email collision on the railroad yard
here last night. The shirting engine
ran into a freight train and was
pretty badly smashed up. We un-
dsrstar.d that the night yard crew
has been suspend -i becauaa . of the
The agricultural editor of The
Standard has done his butchering.
He killed two twelve-months'-old
porkers that netted 326 and 340 a
grand total of 672 pounds of fresh
meat. It cost 31 cents per pound to
rai33 is. Had hi3 wheat cro. no
failed absolutely entirely, the agri
cultural editcr wonlU have been in
it durinir the wir.ter.
The Baptist Stat j Convention in
s ssion atGreensb';ro rt presents 160,
000 white members, cr more. The
Western Couferfnce thut recently
aljonrnei represeot 64.C00 mora
b?rs. The North Carolina Confer
ence that meets at E'izibeth City on
Wednesday is snothcir hirge body
with more thi n fi00,00(' vi ;Ars.
Wilmington Meeerig-. r.
The Charlotte Ne.vs tils of a
little 12 year old girl ia Meuiden.
hnr. county who cut one o. her
Gngera on the point of an Indian ar
row head. About two boors afier
wtinls she wa seized ith yioient
pait!?, and her finger began to swell.
She suffered the sam aa a jn-tscu
whu had b(:en snake b;tten, mkI
doctor worked with her all night.
The supposition is that it was a
poisoned arro w and had retained the
poison through all these years.
Governor Carr h&3 pardoned
Thomas Birg, colored, a convict
f torn Franklin county, who wan scry
ing a twenty years' sentence for as
sault with intent to kill. The case
is an int resting onp; Birg was put
in the penitentiary eight yearj ago
and directly after his conviction a
negro uamed Morris was convicted
and sent there. Two wecka ago Mor
ris became fa'ally ill, and just be
fore death confessed that he, and
not Birg, committed the crime
Governor Carr gave Birg his pardon
as a Thanksgiving gift.
It is not often that Capt. Joe
Woodrum, the clever conductor on
tho Y.-tdLin rosd ge;s left, but that
was his experience yesterday after
noon. He left here at the. usual
litre on Ms return trip to Norwood
aud reached New London without
incident. At that plac? the front
part of his tratn broke loose aod lift
the pa33?nger coaches and Captain
Joe on tbe truck. The engine and
freight cars ran two miles or morel
before the break wa3 disonverecV
then went lack for the oiher
cars and after a short delay the trip
as resumed, Salisbury Herald. .
. u .Tiarry?
:r.ue friend? cf f
or. hc-re are Ectthns
f that he inteud3 to
Pivsidcnt II k i
down so the he
rn Try T.Irs,
vhc were t
e n"vt tcepticas a
days tgo now ndis.it that th cons
duct of tbe general indicates there
is a foundation fur the story.
A score of newspiper men baye
called nt the -ILirrison homestead
since Saud.'.y uie:ht to aek about th?
report. They bays invariably been
denied information. . The general
has firmly ref ased to discuss the sub'
jct at all.
This is not m keeping with the
general's rule. Ilia Lame has . been
coupled with this or that woman
frequently during the Ust year, and
when asked abo-.it it his answer in
variably was, "There id not a word
of truth in it."
Ons of the men who is closest to
General Harrison ssid to me to-day
"The members of the family have
been wonderirg for eeyeral months
if such a thing would likely occur,
The general's frequent trips to New
York gaye rise to the gossip. It
true that the general has been 'fix,
ing up' his home ia North Delaware
street." Indiannoolis special, of
11th, to New York Herald.
Bnrncal to Heatli.
A yery diotremg t'eath occurred
irkColeburg Friday afternoon about
4 o'clock, Carol it; ; Barrier, a feeble
colored woman 73 years of age, with
two Buiall children were gathered
around the firedde, when a eparfc
popped out rnd s-t fire to the old
woman's clothe?, who was two weak
to extinguish it, and while the chil
dren ran ou arid Ecre-imcd for asi
sietatc1, the poor cW soul was
bur'j'.d eo li idblr that she died
within two hoLir3 afterward
Fine ZventucUy KorscH null Jiiil?ti.
Wiiit for L Id's Ci..!ioa 8ula of
Kciiturky tor- ".ad raules, Satan
duy, Deeembrr 21 t, 1S93, fifty head
of t;orso6 ant'. n:u!es, at 51 J Corl's
stab;;, Concord, 21, C. Como to the
sule, as they v,iJ Doeitivoly ba eold,
i-fg,iiul jss cf coai. La h horse or
mule must bo us represented, or no
sale. Positively no bysbidding,
Sale will bo roM, raiu or shine
Stock will be at Corl's stable, Fris
diy, December 20Lh. Coma and see
them. Ii. A. Dodd
Ayer's Pills, being composed o:
the essential virtues of tha boat vege
table aperieut3, without atiy of the
woody or fibrous material whatever,
iithe reason why they are so much
more effective and valuabla than any
cathartics. The ti family physic,
Tlie First fruit or the xposition.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 11. 0.ie o:
the first fiuits of the exposition,
from a commercial standpoint, ap
pears m the effort now being made
co organize a direct connection be
tween the Atlanta chamber of com
merce aud tfce commercial bodie3 of
Co.ila Itica, Guatemala and Mexico,
I'he idea ia to establish a commer
cial museum in Atlanta with a per
manent exhibition of the products
of those countries, and al3o to es
tablish in Costa Ilia, Guatemala
and Mexico permanent exhibits of
he products and manufactures of
the Southern States.
LOSS OF VOICE
After Acute Bronchitis
CURED BY USING
"Three months ago, I took a vio
lent cold which resulted in an attack
of acute bronchitis. 1 put myself
under medical treatment, and at tho
end of two months was no better.
I found it very difficult to preach,
and concluded to try Aycr's Cherry
Pectoral. The first bottle gave me
great relief ; the second, which I am
now taking, has relieved me almost
entirely of all unplensant symptoms,
and I feel sure that one or two bot
tles more will effect a permanent
cure. To all ministers suffering from
throat troubles, I recommend Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral." E. M. Bbawxey,
D.I., Pist. Secretary, Am. Bapt.
Publication Society, Petersburg, Va.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
GOLD KEDAi AT TEE WOBLD'S FAUt,
AVERS LEADS OTHER SABSAPARILLAS.
V. i.i I'll
A MUIJDEE AT STATESVILLJK
Depot M;hl Vnt-hian Killed. II o
Was Actios SubMtitnto and n Tlegro
Af.Ual to ISO Admitted to Crt Yl'.-irm
Admission lirauied, lie Miot tlie
Wt-nman. Wiio A 1 torn ards Died.
Statesville, Dec. 12. A mur
derous negro took the lit" of a white
mun a- the station of tho Sou then
Railway Company in Stateevilb ibis
morning about 4 o'clock. At 3;30
a m. the regular watchman started
oyer to the city to see a phygician,
leaving in his place temporarily a
young man by the name of W E
Neighbors, 28 years old and uninar
ricci. very soon thereafter a negro
called at the door and remarked to
Neighbors that he raa very cold and
wanted to come in and waim him
self. Neighbors was etanding in
the telegrapn office, where there
was a comfortable fire in the etove,
and at first declined, to let the
uegro in, but was persuaded finally
to open the door. The ne; ro at
once fired upon him, and the ball, a
3S, in size, penetrated Neighbors'
left breast end came out ju3t under
the shoulder blade in the back.
Neighbors grabbed tbe negro and in
the struggle the pistol fell to the
ground. The four other cartridges
rolled ouf, but the negro secured the
pistol first and Neighbors retreated,
running across the street to thellenry
House, a hotel near by, falling un
conscious at the door just as he suc
ceeded in arousing the inmate3. He
was taken in and cared for. Dr,
Henry F Long wa3 snrnmoaed
promptly and afterward joined by
Dr. Thomas E Atiderion, but Neigh
bors had received his death v;oand
and died about noon today.
Neighbors gaye the name of tbe
negro who shot him as Wes. or Will
Hampton, a negro about 2G yars
old, five feet 8 inches high, ginger-
cake color, black moustache, rrcar
mg d.'tby ha: and dark suit of cloths
icg. x ne ticket cilice was robbed
either by the ui-irderer or his con
le'lerates. l ne casa crawer was
pulled from the counter and carried
up the track ome didtunce, where it
was found this morning. The rail
road company only lost $9,30 in
money, as all the money had been
taken out of the ticket office aud put
ia the eafe the night before excapt
some 6mall change. The tt ieves
did not seem to care anything for
tickets as none were stolen
The chief of police, Air. Hrriry,
and Foliceman Mor.an were
promptly on the'scece and instituted
the necessary measures to apprehend
the negro, but he is still at large at
Neighbors was conscious for prob
auiy two nours alter toe baa was
cut out, and clearly described his
assailant by name as well as other
This is the Becond lime the
watchman las been
&hot and the
ticket offica robbed here in the last
twelye mon'hs, the same character
of attempt haying been made last
tinny Wouldn't Take It.
Philadelphia, Deo. 12. Ke-
cent stories have been set afloat,
mainly in Washington, that Senator
Quay was a candidate for the Re
publican nominationfor the Presi
dency. Mr. Quay was asked today
about the matter and he said:
'T would not take it on a gold
When questioned for hia reasons
'Well, for two reasons. The first
is that I am not fit .for it, and the
secoiid is that I would not live thirty
aays in the office. My only ambition
is to take a rest and enjoy life after
I complete my duties."
"Does this mean that you will not
seek a re-election to the Senator
ship?" That, answered he, "depends on
In replies to queries as to a cur
rent story to the effect thai he
would be in the next Cabinet of tbe
republic, Senator Quay said :
"There is not a word of tiu;h
ernllnr It It.
Mr, C W Kimbro, of Forest Hill,
sent us au egg that :." very peculiarly
shaped a;d designed. It is perfectly
flat on one Bide, on vhich is plainly
visible the rising bud, sending fourth
its brilliant rays, wnile on each end
is no'i.eable a paling fonce with tad
posts. It'a a curiosity.
Cnbnrrns County Peiitiont-rs.
Register Weddiugton has handed
us the following statistics relative to
the Cabarrns couuiy. pensioners, by
the S' ate:
40 widows, $ G each,
26 so idiers
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't
Com:nennemr-nt exercises cioiik"'g
the fall ttm of Georgovilie Ajcaerny
Kchool wi-l take place at.tba? insti
tution tonigh; (Fridiyy.rof. W M
Brooks, principal fcaa baiit up a
good school for tbe people m that
neighborhood and ncthis? but
words of pjmt: do wo hear cf his
lie Ongb to Lower 171s KiKUt W lion
The Salisbory World e.s: H.E
C Bryant, the one cf the auburs
locVs, better keswn by bi3 con.
nection wi-.h the Ob trver, struck a
snag in our platform ac the depo
last night. He stepped off the tram,
oa to the ground and in an instant
there was a colksion. "Duck" was
extricated before any serious dam
age was done.
Fourteen Hundred Ponnoa of Bleat
Front Three Hogs.
Mr. George Miller, of No. 8 town
ship, will likely win the pennant in
the hog raising' business this year, if
some one does not beat the report
that is in our hands. Mr. Miller
butchered three hogs on Thursday
that ne'.ted him 1429 pounds of!,
meat, the Ligest one weighing 500
pounds, the other two 486 and 443
Wc?ll Entertain You!"
Ex-Mayor John W Bostian,
of Albemarle, was in the city for
several days and while here he struck
an old friend, and iu speating cf
the many improvements here and
there, said to his friend; "We have a
new court house and a tew jail.
Come down weil entertain you,"
immediately after which Mr- Bostian
left for his home.
.Dr. Motorkle Dend.
This comes out from Newton, N
C: Dr, S M McCorkle died here thi
morning at 3 o'clock. He waa
prominent and popular young phy
sician aud his many friends deeply
mourn his death. Several years ago
when the memorable wreck oc
curred on the Chester & Lenoir
Narrow Gauge Railroad, ne9r this
place, Dr. McCorkle, though unwell
at the time, spent tho whole of tint
rainy night ministering to the
wounded and dying. The exposnre
that night affected his lungs, which
have given him much trouble ever
since. It is euppoeed that to that
night's labor for humanity may be
attributed his death today.
Daniel Claspy Dead.
At the home of Daniel Glaspy was
a scene cf gloom and destitution
Thursday night, when the poor man
lay helpless on his couch, attended
only by his weak and broken wife,
the message came calling him from
this world of care. He died of
pneumonia, some time during the
night. He had been sick for seyer&H
weeks. His family' have been In
need, if not in want, for several days
and bus very lew knew of their sick
ness and destitution. This family
moved to Cabarrus from Rowan
county two years ago and ha3 re
sided in thi3 city since. Glaspy was
a good man and of good family con
nection. Fortune smiled not upon
him, and at the time of his death he
had felt strongly the pangs and
haunts of poverty, having during
the Eummor baa spell of fever,
which disabled him to earn sufficient
inea:;s of subsistence.
His remains were put to rett this
Mfiernoun at the pottcrifield at the
Ze leaves a wife and two children,
wLo occupy the old Robort Cald vell!
"0':se on Spring street, iiear the
Cure for llcn!ace.
As a remedy for all forms of Head'
ache Electric BLt rs his proved to
be the very beet- It eff.-cta apei
inanent cure and the nioit dreaded
habitual sick headaches yiold to its
it-fluence.' We ' nrgo all who are
afflicted to procure a bottle, and
?iive this remedy a fair trial. In
oases of habitual constipation Elec
tric isitters cure3 by giving tie
needed tone to tho b wels, and few
cases long resibt the use o! this
medicine. Try it once. Fifty certs
and 1 00 at Fetzer's Drug Store-
A jug, securely folded in a heayy
cloth, was recently found in the
corner of a certain yard in tnis city.
The jag had contained brandy.
ENGINEER CUKLEE KILLED
Two Freight Collide at Thleketjv .
C Fatal Accident.
Last .night at 10:30 o'clock, a fatal
eollision occurred on the Air Line,
The freight train running as third
42, rauinto another freight, second
12, at Ihickety, 3. C, killing En
gineer Curlee, of this city, and
nearly demolishing the engine and
riva'rg. 'The crew of Becond 42
claim that, their proper signals were
out for protection of their train.
As the news of the wreck reached
at a late hour, further particulars
could not be learned. Engineer
Cuiiee was well known here. He
lived on North Cedar street The
news of his terrible fate will be a
shock to his many friends.
Capt. Ryder was in Atlanta. He
was telegraphed for and arrived on
the scene a few hours after the acs
cider t occurred. Charlotte Ob
Lost a Tooth and Braised Bis Face;
Master Leonard Brown was the
victim to a painful accident Friday
night, just after dost, while on hia
way from the c:ty. He was on hia
bicycle and tiaveling at a yery rapid
rate, when ' he ran between - the
hind Ieg3 cf Master EarlBrown'a
jhorse, which was .pulling his bnggj
at a trotting f peed. In the collision
Leonard got a tooth knocked out
and eeyeral ioo3Dned, besides his
face badly skianed up. His dog was
following him and he was looking
back at his faithful guard when the
accident happened. His injuries
are not Eeriouo. - ' ' "
Henry Seal Cloes to Albany.
The CabarraS countefeiter,
Jseai, who put: into circulation a
year or more ago a number , of illei
gaily coined dollars, was tried Fri
day last at the Federal Court in
Charlotte. He will get a free trip
to the Albany penitentiary and
twelye months at hard labor. Neal
was under a 100 bond for his ap
psctranse at the last term of Federal
court, but he Bkippedjind forfeited
Without Representation. - ' ''
T C Linn, Esq., who is clerk to
tee committee on . Postoffices and
Railways in the House, came in from
Washington this morning. Mr, Linn
says that we are virtually without
representation in Congress that
our repiesentative has Jnot
opened his mouth sinca Congress
met. Mr- Linn calls our attention
to the fact that the Vance eulogies
are distributed by the new Congress
men and not by the old ones aa
heretofore. He will return to Wash
ington to-night. Salisbury World.
Yes, oh yes we are, We have an
ignoramus there and we should be
thankful if ha . never opens hia
ioo jonriBoi;, n. arja -George
Kirk, colored, have been placed in
jail to await trial at the next term
of court, f:r an affray.
f CHART DISEASE, lite
Jj many other ailments when they
have taken hold of the system,
never gets better of its own accord, but
Contttant'y grotca loorse. There ar
thousands who know tboy have a defective
heart, but will not aamit tbe fact. They
don't want their frirucs to worry, and
Don't kr.zw r.-ti-tt to tcftB for it, aa
they have been toid tlmo and again that
boart ciscaso was Incurable. Each was tbe
case of Xr. EWps Farley of Dye svtllo, Ohio
who writes Jutic. 19. 1SD4, as follows: - ;
'X hf.-w heart disease for S3 year.
cy heart hurting rue almost continually. '
The first 13 years I doctored all tbe time.
wylr.s several pnysiclans and remedies,
Usui my last doctor toid me it was only
yit question of time i
I could not be cured.
I gradually grew
worse, very weak,'
and completely dis
couraged, until I
lived, propped half
up in bed, becaoae I
couldn't lie down
nor sit up. Think
ing my time had'
come I told my fun
ny what I wanted'
done when I waa
gone. But on the first day of March oa
"the recommcnSation of Mrs. Fannie Jones, '
of Anderson, Ind., I commenced taking
Jr. Miles' Sete Cure for tike Btmrt .
and wonderful to tell, in ten days I waa
working at liiht work and on March 19 com
menced framing a barn, which Is heavy
work, aad 1 hav nt lost a day since. I am OS ,
years old, 6 ft. 4!i inches and weigh JSOIbt."'
X believe I aim fully cured, and'
I am now only anxious that everyone shall -
know of your wonderful remedies."
Dyesvule, Ohio. Silas Fabw.
Dr. Miles Heart Cnro is sjM oa a maltlwa I
sruarantee that the first bottle will oeneiit. 1
AU druggists sell it at iU 6 bottles for S, or I
it will lj sem, orepaid. on receipt of price i
by the Dr. Hiius Medical Co. Elkhart. Ind. 1
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure I
Fur Sale by all Druggist.