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Vol. XI. No. 63.
ITJSSDATJ, JULY 11, 1895.
WnonE NO. 1,193
HAS THE CONFIDENCE.
Or? HiiiMlrert nn! Forly Jfollrtr 1'rem
Philadelphia lor Stock In n Con
On Wednesday Mr. II I Wood
house, the efficient and affable
Secretary and Treasurer of the Con
cord Building and Loan Association
recti ml from a party in Philadel
phia $140 for forty shares of stock
in h P.nildmp and Loan Associa-
This is not all the stock taken by
Philadelphia people. Others having
bec carrying stock for some time.
AD this shows two things, of which
we are at 1 proud of: That the out
side world knows and has faith in
Concord and her institutions and
that they have j a3 we all have, cons
iidence in the wisdom and business
capacity oi the officers from Presi
dent Allison down the entire list of
This association has done an in
calculable ork for Concord- it is
doing it yet and the older it gets
the stronger and more able it is.
Mr. G- T. Crowell on Wednesday
" ?t i "t it Irr're hot:. He does not
nor the cause of death.
A f ?v: weeks ago Mr. Chalmers
Sims lost a fine hog. It would be
unfortunate if disease were to break
out amoLg the swine of the county.
Kev, J. Q. Wertz, of St. John's,
requests us to state that the South
ern Conference of the N. C. Luth-
Synod will meet at St. John's
Church, No. 8, on Thursday before
the 4th Sunday in July. At the
game time the Woman's Conferenn
tial Convention "will be held that is
one day, on Saturday.'
At the Sheriffs Home.
Complimentary to Miss Lila
Stafford, of Rocky River, and Misses
Bessie pnd Nina Kimmoni, of Mill
Hill, a sociable was given Wednes
day night at the home of Sheriff
fiohn A. Sims, The jolly young
crowd fe isted on melons, ice cream
and cakes. The evening was spent
in a round of pleasure, as is cusn
tomary at the home of the hostess,
Miss Bessie Sims.
"Had You Noticed It.'
The aboye query was put to a
Standard reporter this morning by
a citizen who had considerable ex
perience with people who baye been
unfortunate enough to lose their
arms. It was in this way : A man
passed us who had but one arm, his
left one being off, and having noticed
it, the citizen asked if it had Ter
had been noticed that 90 per cent of
the one-arm men had lost the left
arm, and why ?
Upon investigation we find that
an ayerage of 90 per cent of our
maimed ones is correct.
A II ro It en Limb.
Tiie Standard has always con
tended that it was dangerous for
bicyclists to ride over the side walks
and that it should be stopped. Not
only is it dangerous, but it ia very
disagreeable for ladies who have to
get off the sidewalk or stand still
while a number of wSi'ef ' ETegro
riders pass. A refrortff told oi
an accident that haffeen kepTfrom
public Knowlege, which happened
several nights" ig. ;A peicVthiet
was helping himself f o the 1 aowui
fruit from a tree in the garden of
Mr. W M Johnston, when a limb
broke with a terrible crash. The
thief wai seen, but couldn't V
MAKING SPEECH E
Ttic Lawyers neffln ltc Art, s niNii
Five Speeches on Koili S!
Special to The Standard.
Lexington, July 11. The fa
mous ShemwelLPayne case is draw
ing to a close.
The testimony was in at 5 o'clock
Wednesday. Judge Boykin asked
for the number of speeches. Atter
consultation of the counsel, Judge
Montgomery asked that argument
be postponed until Thursday morn
ing; the Judge consented and ad
journed court until 8:30 today.
The court house has been packed
eyer since the trial began; many
ladies being present all the time.
It is thought the jury will get the
case Saturday evening, though ten
speeches by ten able lawyers will
require no little time
Judge Montgomery opened for
the State in a masterful effort of
nearly three hours. He was fol
lowed by Congressman Linney, who
made an eloquent aigument in be
half of the defense.
TIit Cinch Bus: to the Bat.
From parties in town we learn
that corn and other crops are being
terribly attacked by the cinch bug.
This is mostly in Stanly county and
the extreme edge of Cabarrus.
On a Vacation antt Rest.
Mr. J Whit Burkhead, Secretary
and Treasurer of the Cabarrus CoU
ton Mills, has gone to the mountains
to reast awhile and seek the benefit
of mountain air, Mr. Burkhead's
many friends wish for him a most
beneficial trip. No young man eyer
stood higher in Concord and the
hopes entertained for him are the
The Fruit Man Begins,
Mr. Alfred Lefler, of No. 9, who
two years ago put on this market
some of the finest fruit eyer seen in
this country has commenced to
bring his peaches and apples. He
ha3 his orchard so arranged that
when it starts he has fruit on to
ward Xmas, This is the man that
hauls wood to Concord loads piled
way up yonder.
Prof. E, P. Mangum, the first su
perintendent of the Concord Graded
Schools, has been elected superin
tendent of the newly established
Graded Schools at Clinton, N. C.
Prof. Mangum was m charge of
the Academy at Mt. Olive last year.
His assistants at Clinton are Mr.
Earnest M. Hobba-and Miss Carrie
Many Have Gathered There Some
Mr. W. E. Christian, of the Ral
eigh News t Observer, passed up
the road this morning from Char
lotte to Lexington. In conversation
with a Standard reporter Mr.
Christian said a large number of
prominent people had gathered at
Lexington to hear the speeches in
the great Shemwell trial.
Ktf owing the fineness! of iofatorjp
and argument that will be displaced
ini tfie speeches, a nnmber went up
from this place, among whom were
tfeisr. Monfgomirf, A. fc.
Oorrell, J. N, Bell, Frank Cannon,
J. M. Odell and Dr. Sam L. Mont
gomery. Judge Montgomery mads the
opening speech, followed by Mr.j
Linney for the defense.
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J'eopSo. i'likcos mmi 'iltiiiifM.
Clem Manly says Wins ion is for
cheap money. The president ap
points W. H. Anderson, of Ken
tucky, at Euid, Oklahoma, register
of land office One hundred colored
men met in Columbia Wednesday
and prepared a letter to the people
of theUnibd States appealing for
negro righ' Gen. Francis Marion
Drake, of Centreville, has been
nominad by the Republicans for
Governor of Iowa. Burglars looted
the safe Jin the bauk of Milton,
111. Spain hi3 sent 20,000 soldiers
to Cuba. Five firemen were smoth
ered to death in a burning livery
stable at Detroit.
The Oldest I.ndy in the County.
We have seei a letter from Rev.
Geo. H. Cox, paBtcr of Organ
church, in answer to one from Mr.
W. M.SrrHn.- It concerns the age
of Mrs. Mathias Smith, of No. 9,
mother oi Mr. W. A. Smith and
grandmother of Attorney W. M.
:.: has teea ':A:v;:Jl
that there was a mistake in the age
of this very old lady. She was a
member of Organ church, Rowan
county, before her marriage. Her
maiden name wa3 'Margaret Josie.
Mr. Cox finds on the church re
cords, written in German, that Mar
garet Josie was born October 30,
1790, and that she was baptised
February 18, 1791, by Rev. C. A. G.
This confirms the belief of mem
bers of the family about a probable
mistake in the number of her years.
She has been regarded as aged 97,
but this record Mr. Cox finds shows
beyond a shadow of a doubt that
Mrs. Smith is in her 105th year.
In connection with her eldest Bon,
townsman W. A. Smith,THE Stand
ARD learns some additional facts
about this remarkably old lady. She
is the mother of 11 children 5
sons and 6 daughters 5 living 2
sons and 3 daughters. There are
many grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Her oldest daughter
now about 75 years of age, lives
with her at her home in No. 9, about
three miles below Mt. Pleasant,
her youngest child, who is probably
near 50 years of age, is the wife of
Mr. T. J, Shinn, one of the best cit
izens of No. 10.
Mrs. Smith is a remarkably pre
served woman for one so advanced in
yeais. Her memory, hearing and
sight are yet so good that her
friends remark about them. She is
indeed active for one so old, and
yet shows considerable interest in
domestic affairs. The last time her
son; Mr. W. A. Smith, saw her-r-abbut
two weeks ago she was
coming from the barn carrying a
dozen and a half of eggs in her
There is no question about Mrs.
Smith being the oldest lady in the
courify; aid a few miles dd Ddtch
Buffalo Crlei W--tW oldest tt&nj Mr.
Mirtin Wid'enhouse, now in his
92d year. - - :::
When Baby wai ftek, we gate Jxer Caftorta s
'pnlrt Un& Bhe ati&iat (jurtoVia.
Wei'Vbecame Mia she clung to'Castoria.
When &9 bad CbJldren, she gavctbeta CastorU.
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THINGS AWAY WITH
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Bcr.rd and Writing Dss'k,
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