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CONCORD, AUGUST 14, 1895.
VHE IlE-LEASE WIKL lUOUABLY
The Directors of the N. C. Rail
road will have a meeting, next Fri
day, at Burlington. The report of
the committee, appointed to wait on
Vice President Andrews relative to
refusing to the Southern, will be
eiJide to ihe directors.
Tn: Standard had an interview
wilh Mr. Jno. P Allison, one of the
dimeters, and from him was gather
o ( iiiiir j good reasons why the re
leasi3 should be made and made now.
The Standard bas reasons for be
lieiL that the re-lease will be made
.at th? uieeting next Friday, but not
on the term3 currently reported.
Instead of 99 years it will be 50 year
or less; the rental will be about 7
per cent instead of G per cent, and
several other improvements over the
old contract. This will be a rental,
in dollars, about $280,000 per
Thi-.c there was a party ready to
give a yearly rental of 300,000, does
iot materialize when trumps are
itadnnt. It has been said tbat the
SeJiHiud Air Line wanted to bid.
That road cannot giye more than the
Southern nor can it furnish the se
curity that the Southern can and
It id not too previous six'years. If
here were no other reasons, the
oiugnilude of the business and the
importance of the road now controlK
iug it. demands action. It wouid
be foolish for the Southern to wait
until the expiration of its lease to
provide for the future; it would
likewise be bad business on the
part of the dircto-c to postpone ar
merits uatil the lease expires or
7eu within two years of it.
If the release ia not made, the
SSoatLern wants and must have time
to build the missing link, and rail
roads are not built in a day. This
s ample reason for the Southern
desiring to know now.
JBut why should the directors
consider it now? There seem equally
as oei if not better reasons. It is
said theN. O. Railroad clears for the
Southern, including the annual rent
al, -$i00;000. No one supposes for
.a tnormst that the State could op
erate th road and make that, were
'the conditions the same, The mo
ment the re-lease is not made the !
'Scuthem, in selfnprotection, necesj
sarily becomes a competitor. The
Southern in making its connections
between Greensboro and Charlotte
wocJ.dtcnt of iagreat part from the
"Sorth Caralma Railroad thepatron
Age now given it by the Western N.
Q. road, ly Charlptte, at High Point
(a short line f rom HighPoinfc to
Kernerivillb to take care of the
Ashboro Road) and from many other
points, :All this wfculd crease4 the
earnings of the Road ji . :,
The Southern can. make more out
of the roal.than . ihe.. State or. any
railroad company. . These, flaying
nothing of many other reasons, leau
The Standabp to believe that the
re-lease would be the best solution
and tbat to make it now would be
good business. t ... .....
There is, however, but little doubt
that the re-lease will be made or ar
ranged for at tbe meeting of the di
rectors next Friday.
WILL THE PROMISE BE
The Standard yoices the feel
ings of Concord when it thanks Mr,
Allison and the other members of
the Board of Directors of the North
Carolina Railroad, in advance, tor
any consideration they may giye the
proposition of building a switch
from the depot to the Fair Grounds.
I& would, as before stated, 6e creat
ing new business for the road and
making it possible for further de
velopments in Concord. This town
'deserves something real handsome
1 at the hands of the railroad. The
business it gives the road now, being
more than any other town on this
diyision, and without no special ex-
penditure of money towards con
venience or comfort at our depot,
argues pretty strong what Concord
would do for herself and thereby
for the road if this little encourage
ment was given u?, by the road.
It may not be out of place to give
a bit of history that tells of an un
fulfilled promise. When the charter
for the road was about to be lost for
the lack of raising the required capi
tal, projectors of the road addressed
a large crowd of our moneyed men
and made begging appeals for sub
scriptions. One of the men, author
ized to speak and make promise?,
said: "Just give us such and such
a subscription, we will remember
you by doing whatever you asK we
will, if fyou desire, run the road
around the court house seven times."
Now we don't want the road
around the court house seven times
nor one time, but we do want the
switch, and if the directors give us
this, we will cancel the unlimited
promises made by one of the fathers
of the road.
If Mr, Allison Trill press this mat
ter and get the other directors in
terested, a day will come, in the near
future, when the wisdom of such
improvements will be verified by
cold, nard facts.
Two new factories will certainly
be the immediate result of the build
ing of the switch.
Concord stands knocking. Will
the directors refuse us ?
Said a prominent, good old citi
zen, whose life has been without a
blemish, as he took his eyes off Sena
tors Butler and Tillman, on Tuesday:
"My Lord, have we come to this ?
lias all this come from the teachings
and prejudices of the last few years
such men a s the repulsive-faced
Tillman and the viscious faced But
ler In place of men like Vance, Rans
som, Jar vis, Hampton and others.
Lord, stay the evil march." If you
think about it, doesn't it seem awful?
The Progressive Farmer publishes
a communication from a correspond
ent urging the people to -strive for
the sub-treasury. That's amusing!
The letter has evidently been .lost in
the mails eyer since. "Our. Noble
Order" started; and. reaching 1 the
medium for such choice literature,
the date was probably pushed up to
maie it'fresb. It's almost a dream to
hear sqbMrtasury, that; magic name
at whose altar the worshippers no
Tl atV Mi awful story coming out
from Charlotte. Young fellows, of
prominent! amilies, caught gambling
on Sunday on a back step of a store,
and then a prominent Y. M. C. A.,
man being held up in a church-yard
and cussed and threatened for sup
posed, assistance towards meeting
out justice ! Is the this outcome of
modern life most of the young are
allowed tojchoose? In the ayerage
town the .number of boys on the
streets at pight compare to the men
in a ratio of 16 to 1, or words to
The Raleigh News & Observer,
urder the present management, has
completed one year of existence. As
a newspaper it is quite a favorite in
this office. The reports to the stock
holders were yery encouraging, and
the business is looking upwards and
onwards. There is a magnetism
about the style of dishing out of
news that makes it ery palatable.
Here's to you, N. & O., for a good
Tuesday was a 16 to 1 day sure.
The crowd, composed of those that
knew something of thefinacial qnes
ti n and that don't, is divided in re
versed ratio, 1 to 10. They left that
The new ordinance by the Town
Fathers on the subject of bicycle
riding is pretty sweeping and it
takes backbone to daddy i . But
isn't a little backbone better than
always jumping to one side and
sometimes not jumping soon enough
to let a two wheel vehicle pass ?
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Schoolmarm, who had been telling
the story of Divid, ended it with:
"And all this happened over three
thousand years ago."
A little cherub, his blue eyes wide
open with wonder, said, after a mo
"Oh, my, what a un a:ry you'e
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