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CONCORD, CABARRUS CO., N. O.
Jno. D. Barrier & Son,
Editors and Proprietors.
TUUKSDAY, DEO. 9.
We will be glad to furnish our
readers any oithe iollowing periodi
cals in connection with The Stand
abd at the following prices :
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;th The Standard $3.00.
AtlAnta Journal, price $1.00
with The St andrd SUO.
The New York orld,pnce $1.00,
;ii Tup St kdard. $1.65
llome and Farm, price .50, with
The Standard, 81 Zo.
The Atlanta Constitution, price
$1.00,with The Standard, 81.75.
The Woman's Health and Home
Journal, price 50, with The Stand
rd. 81.25, or we will give this
-tournal for a club or two new t ub
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UfB CHRIS rMAS.
From the best evidence
available Christmas lias been
very much enjoyed. The little
folks whose pleasure is mainly
Foneht found Santa Clause to
haye been on time and wel.
ttocked. Happiness beams in
nvery little countenance and we
trust that the germs of kindness
nd good will, gentleness and
meekness have been warmed into
new growth. The world, that
knows Christmas only as a day of
Kensuality, has had its ehare of
boisterous carousal, hideous up
j oar and reckless desecration but
t liat did not stay the current ot
devotion in the sanctuaries nor
interfere with family reunions,
f ecial gatherings and kindly
bestowal of mementos that form
i.ew links of attachments be
l ween friend and friend. There
is much to deplore in the
desecration of a celebration of a
F acred event but the devout can
l ot abandon the use ot the com
memoration to overcome its abuse.
Our Christmas is dear to us. What
could we do without it ?
The jear '98, it Beema, ha been a
record brea'rjn the volume if its
tusinees, especially in the closing
Col. J S Carr, who ia always dos
Ir g some generous act, that great
financial prosperity makes possible,
gave each of the Durham policemen
a bos of good cigara aa a Christmas
The Lutheran Visitor, published
t Newberry, S. O , has t.ken new
fo rn. tht of a 16 page booklet. It
''r maoo mora oonTcfent and
royement.lThe"visor8n6"u closely and the negro
go Into every Lutheran home in thelturnil with bis haad in hia hip
Bcnttern organizAtion of ttut-otet. .-a
-ganmiion or tni'-cjpfe.
Lieutenant Hobaon Bailed from
Ban Francisco Siturday, the 2-lth.
He seems to have grown a little ten
der under the gcaaip about hia get
ting to kiaa so many of the fair ones
ard be kissed by them. He says
they acted from purely patriotic
motives and he (rem gallantry, but
he seems to have groan a little shy
ar d evaded the oscula'ory demon
stration in San FraDcisco. We don't
know that hia gallantry should not
lave been equal to the patriotic en
thusiasm. Some one has said that Christmas
etould be more to the Christian than
tc- any one else. According to our
yijw it should mean much to tbe
Ciri3tian and absolutely nothing to
tl s non-Chriatian. Why do non
Caristians take any note of Christ
xi as? What cares the man for tbe
2 ind of February who cares not to
honor Georee Washington, and why
should he observe the 4th of July
who does not rejoice at American
ii dependence ?
The Durham Sun of the 24th
U lis of a bold robbery in that coun
tv recently . L D Roberta an- -
sister are lath geQ and delicate
and lwe' together. It waa knon
that thore waa money there. Some
oae who knew about it and where
it waa came at night and with an
axe beat open the door and cut open
ti e chest where there was $540.
The two inmatea heard the robbery
from their different rooma but felt
unable to defend themaelves, there
fore did not rea'Bt. There are
strong suspicions as to the culprit
and there is little doubt that resist
tance would have been followed by
uruer. What a pity that people
1 Keep money about them to ins
oner a cough or cold is
without harm to the sufferer
Abetter. Lingering colds are
d mcerous. Hacking cougn is dis-
t' essing. One Minute Cough Cure
q lickly cures it. Why suffer when
e ich a cough cure is within reach?
Iiis pleasant to the taste. J P
l lc i fcj iiian's Kctlnccd Hale Permit.
The limit of all Olergjnien's llo-
ducf d rate Permit?, expiring Dec.
31,1898, ia hereby extended to Jan.
For the year 1S99 the following
person's will be entitled to me
Clergyman's Permit, granting a re
duced rate of two (2) cents per mile
over the Southern Kailway and Ala
bama Great Southern Railroad, pro
vided the requirements hereinafter
mentioned are complied with :
Regularly ordained licensed min
isters of the Gospel engaged ex
clusively in ministerial work (hav
ing no other ocoupation); Foreign
and Iloma Missionaries engaged ex
clusively in ministerial work (hay
ing no other occupation) upon pre
sentation of proper credentials;
Sisters of Charity and membera of
other properly constituted religious
organizitior.1 wearing a diatinctiye
garb and performing similar duties
to these of Siatera of Charity, ao
tually in service (having no other
occupation), upon presentation of
proper credentials ; State and Gea
eral Secretaries of Y. M. 0. A.
(having no other occupation); Gen
eral Secretaries of Missionary Or
ganizatiena (haying no other occu
pation), and Officers of the Salvation
Army, in uniform (haying no other
occupation), presenting their com
A new blank application for these
permit ia b:ing printed, and will
eoon be in the hands of the agent
The old application blank for
1898 will not be recognized.
The applications must ba carefull
and fully made out by applicants
and Certified to by the Agent, ae
provided by instructions thereon
Agenta must not certify to any ap
plication not covered by the forego.
The Contribution nislily 4pprelHteI
Mr. Holland Thompson has
received a letter from Superin
tendent Hicks, of the Oxford
Orphan Asylum, thanking him
for tbe contribution given by the
members of the school. The fol
lowing is the letter :
'I haye your kind favor of the
20th, enclosing check lor 5.79,
contribution of Concord High
Sol-ool to our work. I assure you
this is highly appreciated. Thank
your school heartily for us. Would
that others would follow your
example and teach the young
that "it is more blessed to give
than to receive.
Chief. Orr Kills a Segro.
Chief of Police Orr, of Charlotte,
shot and killed Milea Biggera, a ne
gro man, on Sunday morning while
attempting to arrest him on a wars
rant for assault with deadly weapon
TftCVBi LJ- C ml yiT'l
nuru '.uc i-ijci uicu. j. i duui
was true to aim and Myers died be
fore he could be taken home.
The jury of inquest examined wit
nesses and rendered a verdict of jus
tifiable homicide. It aeema the ne
gro waa rather a desperate character
and tbe chief may have acted the
more promptly on that account. He
suffers much regret at the occurs
rence, though strickly in the line of
Celebrated Her Slntn Hlrthdny.
On the 24th of December at her
home at St. Johns church Stella,
daughter of Rey. Sidney Steffey,
celebrated her ninth birthday by in
viting a number of her friends to
her home. A nice elegant dinner
was served to them, and a few older
beads were there to aee that all en
joyed themaelvea. Eighty-five were
present to reap Miss Stella's hospu
talitiea and a number of nice pres
ents were in turn given her.
Mrs. Frank Poteat Dead
On Tuesday afternoon at her home
near Glass, the wiJow of Mr. Frank
Poteat died, having suffering with
an abscess on her liver. Mrs. Poteat
was about 60 years of age and outs
lived her husband a number of years.
One child is left without parents.
The remaina were interred in the
graveyard after the preaching of the
fanera! at B.'thpige Presbyt?rian
Lying ftonnd Loose; Picked Cp.
It waa suppoaable that Europe in
her greed for territory had certainly
Bnatcbed up every available Island
in the Eastern hemisphere but it
aeema not. There is one lying round
loose as to ownership. It is called
Wake Island and it lies in the line
of a cable to the Philippines. The
President baa ordered it seized iB
the name of the United States atd
the Stara and Stripes hoisted over it.
It ia a mere coral forma ion incapa
ble of supporting inhabitants. It
ia about three milea long and its
chief feature ia a Bait lake in the
centre. It ia only wanted aa a cable
station and will answer the purpose.
An optimist will bore one to death
talking of bis successes and a pes
simist will give one the blues talks
ing of his failures, so it is beat to
avoid both and seek the compan
ionship of s)an agreeable fellow
who will listen while you talk of
i lir. LI.VAC kA i-ir.si.,
The eclipse on Tuesday uiyLt wco
a success for observation. OdIj for
a short while waa it hidden from
v!ew. It was to be seen n every
stage. The cloud obscured only a
part of the totality.
There is a light on the face of tbe
moon during an eclipse that ib not
altogether easily explained.
It ia fairly theoretical at least that
te moon reflects enough light from
the stars to make it visible, yet it
shows a varying tint and a degree of
illumination when eclipsed that is
not eeen when the dark aide is
chiefly to na or when it eclipses the
We would be glad to havo some
one who knowa to rise and txp' .ia
We noticed that soino one after a
total eclipse of the san seemed Lo
find proof satisf actory that the moon
is without atmosphere in the fact
that every ray of the son visible at
all had its full dazz'ing brightn-fs
which would Lot have been thus if
the moon were surrounded by an
atmosphere like tbe earth, presum
ing that tie raja would b9 dimmed
and tinted aa the aun at rising and
setting. Thia theory eeema re! utetl
by the eclipse of the moon, for the
line of eclipse ia fairly well defined
and the raja are bright, the suns
rays, though, pa33 through the
greatest passible amount cf the
earth's atmosphere to reach the
moon. Knowing thit tbe earth ha
an atmosphere thit do;s net Li
the rays of the sun frcm shining in
full brightness on the moon, it i:
proven that tbo moon may bve r.v.
atmosphere without dimming t!i
san'a rays a3 they p.i33 c'ose by it to
Exteacive observations were doubi
UcS taken aad wa may iearu more o?
Madam Lun yc-t.
Some one sent to xhe b
recently a production that did t of
find its Tray into p-iat frcm two
good reasons. The fijst was that no
name was given a3 its author. The
other wa3 that it was an effort a
poetic narration of a tragedy that it
were an outrage to tender Ben3ibili
ti'8 to attempt to put in verse by
any but a master mind ffith motives
far above a vein of vanity. We
would like to whisper in the authoi'i
ear that he or Bte will probably
never get off a valuable poem, but
subj cts for practice should not be
of thtt solemn nature that ehocking
repulaiveneaa may be added to fail
ure. Tile JP-i Commissioners
bum- Wm-iJUfc TK taftqfr'p ftlttTi'
till presented to the Senate
for ratification. Then it will
donbtlesa be too long for pub
lication in most papers. Some
one has compared it to a cyclo
pedia in volume.
Like a negro bluntly calling hie
fellow a "nigger" or "niggft" and
like a negro minstrel singing ''All
Coons Look Alike to Me'' is a coi.
ored man entertaining an andienre
with lynchmg ecenes on tbe canvars.
The Columbia State say3 there was
one there that exhibited Joe Kizer
and Tom Johnston banging to the
or a Personal Xatnre.
MUPleasant, Deo. 27 Mr. C D
Cobb, of near Greensboro, has been
epending a few days in our midst.
He went to China Grove Monday
Mr, Lacy Ross, of Darlington, a
former etudent of North Carolina
college, came in cur town yester
day. He, in company v?ith Horace
Barrier, left a few hours later for
Mr. D D Barrier, Misses Blanche
McAllister, Emma McAllister, and
Maude Miilc-r "sut dnwn to Albe
marle yesterday to epotid a fas
day?. They wii1 visit Nrwr-;-; b
fore they return.
D Luke Johnson nrd his '-jroihe-r,
Will, has been in cur toTrn for a
few day .
Prof. Geo. McAllister and John
Foil left this morning for Charlotte
by way of Pioneer Mills. They will
return about Saturday.
Mr. Walter Cook and his sister,
Miss Winona, of Mt. Pleasant, win
spend a few days at Bost Mills this
Mirion Lynn, eon of Dev. J A
Lynn, and sister, Miss Lucile, went
to Albemarle to spend a few days
with Miss Bessie Miller.
A Terrible Trajcerty.
At Fanke, Ark., a few days ago
two m:n got into a quarrel aud went
to uaing their pistols. Tha two
daughters of the one, McNigh rnn
out of the house to see what was the
matter when stray bullets killed tbe
one and mortally wounded tbe other.
The father then killed his assailant
,, to t'.lC
O. V. A.
;ri(lol Sellouts lv t!.'
SI. f tlits C'lly lr:o-'
The stars and strives
ovor the Central Grade School
building. On Monday at 2
o'clock the Junior Order of
United American Mechanics of
this city marchod from their hall
to the Central Graded School
building and there presented to
the school a handsome Sxl2 flag
and a bcautiiul teacLcr's Table.
Tha flag polo had been placed
in position somo time before and
tho exercise? were "conducted
from the vestibule cf the school
Tbo Ptov. J L Slm'Loo5
vi!!o a ado an intavcticg and
appropriate addicss rnd presented
tho Bible, cftor whisk- Mr. J N
Masvrell made a short address and
presented tho fkg.
The exercises were interesting
and appropriate tl roughout and
much credit is duo theOrder, and
especially to Councillor C A Nash,
aud to the committee on arrange
ments, consisting of 3uo. W
Phillips, W M Kirk, W F Hud
son and J II Welsh.
In the evening a reception was
given and an elegant eupper was
served. The striug ban I ot Forest
Hill furnished beautiful and ap
propriate inucic for the occasion.
Supt. Coler, ot the graced schools,
was p'.eeout ivt the presentation
nn.l received the fl-ig mJ Bible
nml n;;nlo tho Mh.wiiii: response :
"tu-iitlctionof tho Jnaior Order
of A'at-rienu Mechanics and
fiioiiu.-: On the pait of the
Bi;rd of Education, and of the
tead;i-r pupil. :, and patrons of
tho Graded bchools of this city,
1 waiit to thank you lor this
beautiful flag and for this hand
some L5ilIo which you have
so rob'.y and so fittingly
presented to tho rublic schools.
Vcur Ordvr is vcrt'lr ot ail
honor and respect :y.-. re rrsentirg
tla; great av-u iy ind ;strieo of
this State and c f this na'ion.
"Toil svin?.s the nx and for sts bo-.v.
The finals break out iairau. ant bloom,
Hicli harvests smile behind the plow,
Aud cities cluster 'roxmii the loom.
"Tho flag which you present
represents this beloved country of
ours, its government, its territory,
its army, its navy, and all that is
dear to the hearts of every
American Citizen. us bears
represent our States; its blue, tho
broad expanse ot heaven; its
white stripes represent purity, and
its rod stripcjzcpresenf, tho bat
ties and tho l'4ood that it has cost
to establish to maintauoui-
every American's heart f hen he
pecs that banner floating on high.
"Tho Eible which you present
represents tho word of God as
spoken to man, the word of
eternal life to all who believe. It
is the guide to all that is good
and permanent in this world and
in it we Cud hope of the world
that ia beyond.
"This school, building over
which this fla; is to wave anil m
which this Bible is to be read
rcprt;sontfthe educational inter
ets of our city; of our State, and
of our country. To education we
must look for tbo futuro per
manence and prosperity of thia
"2no republic can long endure a
a republic without the CiLlo aiul
without education. This scho'i
building represents our chi.di n
to whom this fi-i? and thb P e'e
must soon bo entrusted sml who
aro dearer to us than ouv 1 v p.
"Sardythen U is but 11' , y t"at
I should Ih .u'c yon your
Lindness ami for vo ir - c sidera-
tion in bringing th s
tata ia ibid way o
of tho public.
;e. t inter
' il-.oi'o raav
::i;:ra aiul ! . -
tho ri:i' ;:
inlands . '
bo no , ; :
f e.itica as to
- : . rd-.-ir the
' over i, over
, :r,i.l oVi r tho
--t tht re can
is io the propriety
G'orv over every
schc 'l ( po in tho land. As our
youth raiso their eves rani see that
banner floating there, they will
recall the history of tbe
past, realize more fully the
responsibilities of the present,
and feel a now inspiration to fit
themselves for future usefulness.
These, too, they will bmn the
great lesson of appreciation, learn
to appreciate this hicad and
fertile land in which wo live, to
appreciate the opportunities they
havo of getting an education, to
appreciate tho nobility and tho
rights of labor as they pre repre
sented by tho Order l0 which
"Long after you and T have
passed away this ilag and this!
hiblo will remain to teach their
lessons to generations yet to be.
"Again I thank you for these
nrt'sents to tl;0 ,
Salisbury eent quite a good
delegation also to attend the
exercises. It was a great uay in
the history of this organization
A Xegro GetsNhot in the Fool Botto
ms Deiloltely Flxea About the Af
fair more Than That It Whs Acci
dental Amputatlou May ProTO cc-
Ou Monday morning Dr. Steven.- j
sent h:s driver, a colored boy named
John Koonfz, several miles out in
the country to get bis gun. John
took a Eegro Sam Pharr with hirn.
On the road back to town they stops
ped, so one of them saysf at a gath
enng. While John had gor.e into
the house he heard the crack of thi
gun, which had been left in Sam'ii
hands. Instan'aneou3ly the horse
started to town with Sim m tie
buggy. 'John Bays that he tried to
catch the horse and was jerked under
The horee brought 8am Pharr on
to town at a rapid rate amid the
cries of the suffering boy. The
load had taken tff-ctin bis foot jiut
at the instep crushing the bonea
badly. He waa taken home and
the wounds dressed. It is yet feared
that his foot will have to be ampu
tated, the bones being so badly
broken. Sam Tharr has made sever,
al different kinds of eti'cmen'.s
about it that do not coincide with
John Koontz'a account, bat it is al
moit sure that the shooting was
done accileutly and by Pharr's own
Nalltthnry to llc.Nbcitded.
The Salisbury correspondent of
the Charlotte Observer says: "An
immense transfer thed will shortly
be built here by the Southern.
All the freight on this division,
heretofore transferred at Greens
boro, 'will be handled at this
point. The shed will be built on
the site of the old shops."
-mm s i
Ore of the I lrnt S. C. Drowned.
A cablegram frcm Havana to Mr.
James Vc'fe says adi?pach from
Aeheville, brought the ead intelli
gence Monday that his Eon, a mem
ber of Co. F, First N. C. K?giment,
was drowned. No particulars were
Tho Confederate Veterans in
Memphis, Tenn..in assembly, paBsed
resolutions recently, strongly disap
approvicgof Senator Butler's bill to
pension Confederate soldiers.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
econirnenuea Yv i:n X icure. ,..
M ELIEF from the agonizing suf
fering caused by nervousness,
sleeplessness and that miser
able feeling of unrest, is so gratifying
that there is no wonder It is a pleas
ure to recommend the remedy to the
world. Dr. Miles' Restorative Reme
dies are scientific remedies, prepared
from Dr. Miles prescriptions each
rcmcuy ior us own particular purpose,
vol all so assimulated th.it. tu.r
more may be taken with bene fit when
mcicawja. nemcehes to prepared un
der the supervision of so famous a
rhysician as Dr. Miles may be aifely
recommended to one's fronds with
the assurance they will bo benefited.
Mrs. Clinton Randall of Ellicottvillo
N. Y., says of Dr. Miles' Nervine:
'I had suffered for two years from
extreme nervousness and sleeplessness.
With a very poor appetite and miser
able general health, it was Impossible
to get a good night's rest and the days
passed in weariness and unrest. My
limbs and arms would twitch and Jerk
and I seemed to be loosing control of
both body and mind. I tried a great
many prescriptions and remedies with
out relief until I began taking Dr.
Miles' Restorative Nervine, It made
me another person entirely; my appe
tite is good, I sleep as soundly as any
one, and I believe it the best remedy
in existence. Its effect on the nervous
system is marvelous and lasting. With
pleasure I recommend Dr. Miles' Re
storative Nervine for the good it has
. . ,0 j xji. iu.iies jiieaicai Ca, Elkhart, It
t MiIac5 Wamra Restores
hji. xiAiivo Aiwi Health
OnM. Ea. CO MM ill EE MEET
tol. SlCiUis OliVtat n involution.
The State Democratic Execn
live Committee met in Raleigh
Col. V B lleaus presented tho
following resolution which was
unanimously adopted by a rising
Resolved, That we, tho State
Democratic Executive and Cen
tral Committee s of North Caro
lina, hereby express our thanks to
all tho voter of this State and es
pecially former Republicans and
IV pallets who voted with ua in
the last ( lection for white suprem
acy and cood government in
North Carolina and to Hon. F M
Simmobs for his superb and suc
cessful management of our recent
political campaign, on these is
sues, in accordance with the plans
laid down by our State Demo
cratic Conyent'on on the 2Cth day
of May, 1653.
A vote of thanks was also given
to Secretary J W Thompson.
After tho ordinary business was
transacted tbe meeting was de
voted to counseling together to
accomplish the tasks before the
Democrats for the betterment of
SENATOR MOKRILL DEAD.
More 1 linn SS Your of Ace Contin
Moux.Seryice In on arress for Hear
ty 41 YcnrNLa t.ripie the Caaw.
Senator J S Morrill, of Ver
mont, died at 1:25 this (Wednes
day) mornin?. He had passed his
88th year and was tho oldest
United States Senator. He had
served continuously for 31 years.
Including his servico in the lowei
house he h id reived in Congress
f,r . 'most id y ura.
Tho immediate cruse of hi?
death was la grippe, so fatal to
The Snmbrr of loths for 1 bem.
Messrs. .Bell, ilam3 Co,
one of our undertaking firms,
have made up their report of
the number of orders they
have tilled for coffins this year.
The number has reached aN
ready 1C4 for our county by
this firm. This will come very
near being an order every
other day for the interment of
R. MILES' NERVINE is with,
out question the best remedy
ior laurippe and its after ef
fects. LaGrippe affects the nerves
direct. Dr. Miles' Nervine acts di
rectly on tho nerves. LaGrippe ex
hausts the vitality and destroys the
the nerve tissue, deadening the senses
and weakening the entire system. Dr.
xiwwuo ouiics up and replen
ishes the nerve tissues, restores vital
ity, strengthens the system and im
bues the mental faculties with new
life, energy and vigor. LaGrippe, like
a cold, attacks the weakest of the or
gans, for the reason that the nerves
controlling that organ are weakened.
S,?!?8' ?Crvine stKgthens the
diseased and weakened organs,
Miss Cordelia Smith of Versailcs
Ky writes: In 1890 1 had seveS
?rIppe which left m P
trated with nervousness. The pros
tration was particularly severe and
painful from the fact that I had suf
fered from a weak Kvlr OnJ
attacks all my life, OrTtne
mendatlon of our druggists, Messr
K D. Scrogin & Co., I used Dr. Miles'
Nervine and it restored mo to health
not only did I recover from LaGr
but from my life long troubles audi
" , "wutn inan ever,'
Dr. Miles' Remioa J . ' .
druggists under a positive guaran
that the first bottle will beiHSStK
money will be refunded. Book on the
Heart and Nerves sent free by the
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
The Kind Ton Have Always
In use for over v years,
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Oastoria is a substitute for Castor OfU Paregoric, Dropj
and Sootldng- Syrups. It is Harmless arid iMeasant. It
tos ncitticrOpium, Morphine nor otKcr NaxcoUo
substance. Its age is its f
and allays Feverlsnncss. It cures Dlarrhoc and Wtod
Colic It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's PanaceaThe Mother's Friend.
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The Kind You Haie Always Bought;
In Use For Over 30 Years. .
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