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;y0L. XI. No. 74,
A SOLEMN SCENE,
An dcron Brown Baptized at the Jail
Kctween twelve and one o'clock
yesterday Anderson Brown, one of
the condemned murderers now in
j- "1 awaiting his executionThursday,
was baptized and received into the
Methodist churcrj. Several minis
ters of the gospel, Anderson's
mother, sister, wife and a few spec
tators were present. The prisoner
was brought fiom his cell into the
hall-way. He stood firm and erect
and paiJ close attention to the ser
vice as the ministers went through
with it He answered the questions
asked him and eemed to te deeply
a -lee ted. After the service was over
the ministers spoke to him and bade
him good bye. Then came his
mother, hi3 wife and his Bister across
;: the hall and kissed him, bidding
i him farewell.
:( Without being told he walked
y into his cell and when the jailor was
i ready to close the iron door Ander-
a assisted him from the inside.
It was a touching scene when the
rrinisters sang the lines "By the
trrace of God I'll meet you,7' and
; : "When my poor body lies moulding
'. in the clay."
When' prayers were offered and
i -v:i3n the little group in the hallway
would kneel, the other murderer,
'i Whit Ferraud, -vho had been paing
strict attention to the service, drop-
- ncd upon his knees
On? cf the spectators talked with
' Whit a few seconds. In reply to
A the question as to how he felt he
replied that he was just as happy as
a man could be, Salisbury Herald.
l' , ' IleniH from Kinierst
. " " . Court has adjourned in No. 6 ;
there were only five cases tried
before Eso. J H D Walker, and one
before Esq. Adam Crowell, in the
.last two weeks,
i, I Corn is looking very well, cotton
u ' ; rather small and late ; we are neetf-
.-ing some rain.
-, rgt Mariah Lippard, an aged
' CHady of S4 year?, met with a painful
accident last week while fixing to
- 1 hitch her cow to a stob. She was
knocked or jerked down and her
;leg vas thought to be broke but the
5 bone is only cracked. She is doing
, - remarkably well at present.
,M,.;f Mr. J R Faggart, road overseer,
; ;lias sentenced his gang to the public
'-road for three days hard labor.
; The township Sunday School
. convention, of No. 6, will be held
at Prosperity church Thursday
"August let. Mr. J M Sifford will
Tiaye his choir in good trim for that
Mr. W D Barrier last Thursdaj,
Friday, and Saturday cut out from
the stump about 6,000 feet of lun
Iber ready to dry for his new resi
Sence. Mr. Barrier will be in it on
the watermelon business if the sea-
. qon is favorable, although they will
be rather lute.
)A rogue broke into Mr. Alex
, Safrit's chicken house a few nights
co and killed about 25 of his fine
- little chicks. Suspicion is strong.
r The thief wag supposed to be a
Hack-eyed m"nk. Brownie.
"Tfcon Baby was sick. gave her Castorla.
Thea she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
"Shell she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
3tesa she had CUldreD, she ga Xhm, Castoria,
HE COURTS A DIFFICULTY
A Correspondent. Makes a Rn;;osJion
About CJreen A College Keui'f on
Horace Barrier KickAd Crw. oil's
ttelon rroHpects Short.
Mt. Pleasant, N. C, ' July 23,
1885. On the 17th day of JAugust,
a College Reunion will be held at
St. Paul's church, ' Rowan county.
This is one of the churches Rev. C
A Rose serves so acceptably.
A number of talks will be made
on that occasion, mainly on the Col
lege and college work. The reunion
promises to be a pleasant one, and if
customs in those parts have not
changed, eyery one who attends will
feast on good. things.
Who is Green? We have never
seen the man; but if the papers
report him correctly we hope he
will not visit this pait of the
county. A man, so dissatisfied with
his surroundings as he s. .ma to be,
ought to resign his position and seek
a place and people in sympathy
with hi3 perverted nature. You
can't change a people's mode of liv
ing by abusing and insulting them.
Mr. Horace Barrier, who has been
working for some mouths at Can
non's factory, c;-me home last v.-:
unwell. He is improving however.
It is not likely that Mr. Ad Crown
ell will tell so many nice watermel
ons this year as he did other years.
Some one destroyed nearly all the
vines of his first planting. Of
course this meanness was done
uncer cover of darkness. Those
who work destruction make their
own destruction so much the more
To ?! a lie Double Time.
Is at in the history of many mills
is there one so prosperous as the
Cabarrus mill, which ia so far be
hind with its orders and the demand
is so great for more of its product?,
it has been deemed necessary to run
day and night. They were to have
begun night operation last Monday,
but on account of the shafting not
being properly adjusted, night work
had to be delayed until next Monday
night, when they will begin making
double time in the spinning and
He Whs Carried On",
Jehn Korton, Gresham's colored
waiter, of Charlotte, that handles
snacks on the trains, was accident"
ally carried off Tuesday night. He
got on the yestibule train just be
fore it started and the demand for
refreshments was so great that he
was brought to Concord before he
was let down. John was fortunate,
however, in making quick connec
tion here on the local freight, re
turning to Charlotte with an empty
A Xev Departure Good One.
Rey. R P Bryant, of Bethel
church, No. 10, has ai ranged for a
memorial service. Whilst it is a
new departure, it is a good idea and
one that deserves imitation.
On Saturday, August 3, at 3
o'clock the members of Bethel
church are invited to assemble at
the church for memorial services,
and from there they proceed to the
grava yard to decorate the graves
and locate those graves not marked
by stones. Every one is invited.
There are people living all oyer the
county who have relatives buried
there and these are specially invited.
Capt. Ed. Patterson says he makes
slow time now, owing to so much
COSCCED, N. C, TUESDAY, JULY 23. 183
A FRIGHTENED MAN.
Shools it ud SometSainir r(.n
Early this (Tuesday) morning,
just before day, Mr. Jim Loman was
disturbed at the dynamo. For a
year or more he hzi frequently been
bothered with tramps around the
plant, coming into the engine room
and making themselves familiar
and quite at home. He has grown
tired of it, and won't stand it any
This morning he heard a terrible
lumbering on the roof of the build
ing and w3 terribly frightened. He
grabbed his gun, and after reaching
the hill to the left of the plant, he
saw something that looked like a
man on the roof. He leveled on it,
filed, and down it came. He did
not investigate thing3 until after
daylight, and to his intense horror,
he found small fragments of a
small mcequito, It was hauled off
later in the dav.
Death at the County Home.
Since January last the widow of
the late Caleb Snther has been in
poor health and having suffered a
stroke of paralyflis, she was moved
to iiie county nome, wnere she died
this (Tuesday) morning about 4
o'clock. She was about 55 years of
age. Her remains wiii be interred
at the cemetery tomorrow (Wednes
day) morning at 8 o'clock.
Tlicy Live in Ihin City.
Last week Postmaster Sherrill re
ceived a letter from Mr. Tobias
Spears, once a resident of this place,
but who has been a silent wanderer
in the Lone Star State for 21 years,
asking if his mother, Mrs. Puyis
Spears, or any of his people vere hv
ing, Hi3 mother and an only sis
ter, Miss Josie Spears, are living and
reside in this city. Mr. Spears is
well known and remembered by
many of onr citizens. He now lives
at Brookston, Texas.
Dye Honte at the ISuflalu.
Arrangements haye been coni
pleted for the erection of a large dye
and dry house at the Buffalo thread
mill. The location, will be to the
right of the Bnffalo mills, on the
branch. It will have all the latest
improved processes for dying and
This is in addition to the build
ings now in course of erection and
will add greatly to the big work
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lr. ihii; r Amputate.! a f.ssr, f3
A negro tramp was put off a
freight train Saturday night a mile
below Harrisburg but was deter.
mined to finish his journey to Char
lotte. In attempting to catch the
caboose as it came by, his foot slip
ped and he fell underneath car.
His leg was so badly mashed up
that it was necessary for it to be
amputated, and accordingly Dr. T
F Pharr, the nearest physician,
performed the operation. The nei
gro was sent to Rock Hill, S. C, his
This is the second tramp that has
been hurt near Harrisburg, one
being George Phifer, of this place,
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WashingtonD. 0 July 20. A
special from Marion, Va., says : A
case of small pox has just been dis
covered here, and the patient has
been in company with numerous
people who, it is feared, will take
the disease. There will be a rigid
AHhnnph it ia feared
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