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.VI. -No. 26.
AN EYE OPENER.
,! rue Yfw Old nnd Hill Cele
, ,, H ir "Wooaen Wedding"
lM H'-y Hiilnos Hons in Con-f(,r,l-Mr.
11 Uood Manager. W Uo
I i tniM IMclnres and Knits Kooitis
rVw, if any of our citizens have
the faintest idea of what an im
pense business is done in Concord,
aa be city prows, business
ram rally does likewise,
n September, 1890, the tlroi of
Car:; ns, Fetzer & Bell opened up a
f ;rL,ture store in the room they now
occupy with a few mits of furni
ure. several sets of chairs, and
0?her articles to fill up a space 40 x
s,i feet with Mr. W L Bell as maua
er U ap not long, however, until
nurt room was needed, and now
ti)ir large stocks in store and ware
bouses would be an eye opener to
one who is in the least skeptical
s!,out thi stick-to-it-iye-ness of
th:j iirm and what thej have.
A reporter was shown through
,v-rv vlepartraent and on entering
;R ; r- :tore and salesroom we
oba-rv-'tl he handsome oak bed
room siiHf. ranging in price fro n
t.. uu.vu to $12.50. They can
i lease any one that can be pleased
h this line without much effort, for
their stock is complete. We noted
the handsome parlor suits, in cotton,
leather and plush goods that are of
hi?h class, for comfort, ease and
They carry a line of mattresses of
every description cotton, cotton
and nair,hair, excelsior and wire; bed
:pnng3 too numerous to mention.
Thev have in stock 300 or 400 sin
gle Uds. The folding beds are the
cor iIetest arrangements noticed
and run in price from $10 to $60.
Side boards, and china closets
f the finest kind and oak rolling
top and combination desks and book
casts, Their line of chairs run
from the common Iplit bottom 3 to
the very best cane, leather and plush,
high back diners, rockers, and wte
br hairs. And the wants of the
cL Mien are cared for as well as
older ones, for they carry a line of
bicycles, tricycles, velocepedes, baby
carnages of eyery description, ham
mocks in fact everything, eyen to
a baby jumper.
One thing noticed was an old time
ginning wheel, used probably one
hundred years ago, which impresses
one that they keep backdate things
a? "well as everything up to date and
Iiisjht here The Standard wants
l,j remind you that this firm, selling
their trends on the installment plan,
been the means of hundreds of
-onif 3 m and around the city bein
v -y litre d up in a way neither exs
'"tvagrtnt nor oppressive. Tneir ac
' aiuiH are not unappreciated,
- ' -vident by their wonderful
:: Hut besides tho3e above
L"r:nt;orje(l there are yet hundreds of
n 'not touched or seen by us.
h trdle organs, pianos, and
-Tt ruu-:ic, which are specialties.
i.rm runB an undertaking
uWUuit in which they keep
??thi!;- from a plain pauper
"' the handsomest copper and
" i hL l cases and caskets, with
"'irn;-r- unequalled anywhere.
h ir -'' rial robes for children,
:nu gentlemen can be Dur
um $2 to 25, and the line
handle th completest re
: r f-yer on the market. In
fact, it is the only one that can be
cleared, as it can be taken all to
pieces. It is the Gurney make.
As stated aboy , they began busi
ness, occupying a space of 40x80
feet, and to give an idea of what
room they now take up we will cite
you to their warehouse, (the old
Pnifer store room) which is crammed
with everything useful and orma
mental, the old Methodist church,
on Church street, is used as a cofliu
house, and is full up, not only with
coffins and caskets, but where "there
is room, you can find a piece of necea
sary furniture. They will, a3 soon
as completed, nil up the entire
luum ,m me secona noor ct tneir i perpetrated by some revengeful per
salesroom ith more goods, place in sou or persons on last Thursday
an elevator and hayegeverything con
venient for themselves and patrons.
llou the fi to 21 Children Ha-c In
creased in Amnhris in one Year
Tli Census taken lly yt r. H 51 Good
man Is of Interest.
The Graded School Board had Mr.
H M Goodman to take the census
the ages of G and 21 years, of both j
The result is interesting and v e
herewith puolish the census by
words; and oa his rounds, Mr. Goods
man took a note of the families
those that had children between the
ages of G and 21. There are a num
ber of families (man and help-mate)
whose names do not grace a position
on Mr. Goodman's list? they are
not needed. The record is good
Kor the whites :
Ward 1 237 270
" 2 317 423
" 3 55 44
" 4 114 135
or of white males and females of
ages raging between 6 and 21 there
For the colored race ;
Ward 1 38 35
2 18 21
3 3f 37
4 131 153
Total 223 ' 24G
or, in all, there are 469 colored child
ren in Concord. This makes a
grand total of 2063, or an increase
of 187 in one year.
There are 149 more white girls in
Concord than boyB.
This is discouraging
The difference among the colored
is just 23 in favor of the females.
The number of families that
have children between the ages of 6
and 21 areas follows:
or in all GSG.
All of this indicates that the
population of Concord, if not already
there, is getting uncomfortably near
6,000. It is known, by last years
censue, that it was over 5,600.
X dlie itszens oftoncorrt.
We will visit your premies on our
sanitary duties, and all such not
found in good sanitary condition,
vy.ll be reported to the mayor and
wanants issued for your arrest.
Take warning and save cost.
J. L. BCGER 1 p0HCeaien.
S. C. Fisher j
CONCORD, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY
ANARCHISTS IN NO. 9.
Old Man's Home Ivn ami fort
ThurHUay ISIrrht Lnst-A Narrow Es
cape. Many of our eitizens well remem
ber the romatic marriage that took
place in No. 9 township just three
years ago, when an old gentleman,
Mr. Gadison Bowen, of Pennsyl
vania, migrated to this county and
took unto himself to wife maidea
lady, Miss Martha Coleman.
Not much has been said of this
happy, peaceable old couple since the
time of their marriage, but Mr.
Bowen was in the city today (Tues-
diix and tplls nf ft , harrnnrir.fr tlaoA
night, May 23.
Mr. Irs. Bowen were sitting
in their quic-- home, passing the
evening in reading and converse,
when they were aroused by the
Wealthy approach of footsteps on
the outside, and after taking a sur
vey of the premises, they resumed
their usual passtime. Not long,
however, after they had gotten quiet,
-,f n x- 7
did the s.z;:ing of a fuse, planted in
a dynamite, began, and in les3 time
than it takes to tell the story, an ex
plosioit occurred, blowing up the
tloor on which the old couple were.
They were the only occupants, and
it was fortuoate for them that the
tloor wa3 so high from the ground,
saving them from a horrible and in
stant death. The house is an old
time two-story log house, the floor
being of twelve inch plank, on one
of which Mrs. Bowen was standing
and which, when flying upward, car
ried the old lady along with it. The
shock was aboufcall the ir juries done
to either Mr. or Mrs-Bowen, but the
flooring was completely demolished.
Mr, Bowen is 7G years of age and
his wile is 54. both in good health,
and up to Thursday night last they
have had nothing to mar their
supreme happines pince uniting
themaelyes as one.
Mr. Bowen at the last term of
court reported the names of several
parties to the grand jury for selling
whiskey and improperly ooserving
the Sabbath day, and in seeking to
blow the happy old couple to atoms
seemed to be their mode of revenge.
An investigation is now being
made, the guilty ones being hounded
and at an early day the The STAND
ARD will tell you the names of the
dastards and a full account of their
Something About 4he Bes.
Now that the flowers of passionate
spring are in bloom and their frag
rance attracts the humming bird, the
butterfly and the honey bee, it gives
one lots to think about, and when
compared to work, none are more
industrious than the Wee Busy Bee.
So it is with the bloom of sweet
child hood so pure, so gentle, so at
tractive; and on Thursday evening
next from 6 to 11 o'clock the Wee
Busy Bees if the First Presbyterian
church will gne a "Rose T a"' on
the beautiful lawn in the court
nouse yard. These sweet little
children, the humming bird size, in
their innocent utbterfly ways, will
take speciai delight in serving every
man, woman and child in the city
with delicious ices, strawberries and
cake, ttyery one is coraiany inviien j
to go, to see and artake. ino ad
mission to go, and if you fail to d
so, vour conscience may give you a
great deal more to think about than ;
you expected. Go help the Wee
Bu.y Pec 5 that they may help
GIVING THESE THINGS AWAY WITH
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tell you all
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