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JOHN D. BARRIER & SON,
Editors and Proprietors.
JAS. P. COOK,
OFFICE IN BRICK ROW.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT.
ART HUH sEWALL.
ST A I E.
? FOR GOVERNOR,
OYKUS B. WATSON
POSjLlEUTENA N'T GOVERNOR,
THOS. W. MASON
FOR SECRETARY OF STATE,
CHAS. M. COOKE
B. F. AYCOOK
KOBT. M. FUKMAN
EOR ATTORNEY GENERAL,
FR'iNK 1. OSBORNE
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC
JOHN C. SCARBOROUGH
FOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICES,
A. C AVERY, of Burke,
Geo II. BROWN, of Beaufort.
'JOB. CONGRESS FROM 7tH CONGRES
SAMUEL J. PEMliEUTON.
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I-'f ii: THE .-TATE SENATE,
O I). BARRINGER.
YOU THE HOUSE,
M. F. NESBIT.
V 0 II SHERIFF,
THOMAS J. WHITE.
.'all P. EG 1ST ER OF DEEDS,
JOHN K. PATTERSON.
CALEB V. SWINK,
FOR COTTON WEIGHER,
W. II. BOST.
F V, rsl'RVEYOR,
JOHN H. LONG.
CHARLES A. SHERWOOD.
J. FOCL, J. S. HARRIS, M. L
CONCORD, SEPT., 25, 1806.
H itK at 1'os i AL kx:kyice.
The annual report of the fourth
aiotant postmaster general, v.hich
has ju3t been issued, is full of in
It shows the growth and progress
of cur postal service from the be
ginning of the government.
The service began in 1791 with
only 75 postcflices. There are now
over 70,000 postofllces in the coun
try. The 75 postoffices in 1791
were scattered through a strip along
the Atlantic coast which comprised
the only part of the United States
which was then settled. Now our
. government extends from ocean to
ocean and is thickly strewn with
postoffices and post roads.
The growth of the south is indi
cated by that part of the report
which shows that of the entire
number of postoffices established in
the United States during the Jast
fiscal year more than one-fourth are
in the fiye Btates of Georgia, Missis
sippi, Texas, Arkansas and Ken
This number is -nearly three
times as large as the sum of thosa
established in five northern states of
Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio
Of the 70,360 poatofficea in the
United States, 3,(535 are presidential
offices, wh'ich nens that by reason
of the large. aLoouut of business
done by them their postmasters are
appointed by the president. The
other 66,725 are fourth-class offices,
all apf ointments being made by the
postmaster general. Last year,
ending June 30. 1S96, there were
handled in the postoffices 13..8-U,-
000 pieces of registered mail, with a
1068 of 1 in 16,244 pifces. The
amount of unregistered or ordinaiy
mail handled is not given, but it
constitutes by far tje greatest part
ot the business. The report, shows
the postal inspection service to be mi
line couuuiau, hb tmuicuojr ua
oeen yery mucn improved and pome
of the bcsi detcc ive work on record
in this country has been done by
postoffice inspectors Aiianta Jour
nal. Li Hung CUang has turned much
attention' to himself while in Anier
ica and every expression of hi3 was
caught with eagerness as from a
sage. Indeed there can be no ques
tion about his being the great man
of his race and he deserves the
honor bestowed on hi n. All this
makes it the more amusing to see in
him the tffects of that little. pp ink.
ing that Japan gave Chin;: recently.
He sees the United States lying at
the mercy of Japin. He thinks
that Japan, with her 200,000 troops,
her long ranged guns and her ll?et
could lay waste our Western shore
cities, march in upon our gold and
silver mines and hold them till we
should imv her an indemnity. . He
does not seem to ihin a of the fact
that the American troops -would
have :rms to compete with little
Japan. The gr- at- Mongolian mu-jt
overestimate Japan because of his
late experience with th Island Em.
pire, or , undei , -stmiate the United
States bccaiu-e h . -3 not hud an
opportunity of feeling her power, cr
both. To suy the hast Li must be
a little ell on this particular in-
A7cg e tabic Prep aration for As -similating
ting tlic Stomachs andDovcls of
ncss andRcst.Contains neither
Opium,Morptiiae nor Hincral.
FumpJcm Seed '
fiochdl Salts -Anise
Carbonate Soda 4
Ham Seed -
A perfect Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Facsimile Signature of
. EXACT COPr 07 WRAPPEB.
Mr. Bryan seems to have met his
first audience at Yale College that
would not allow free speech, though
as all know Mr. Brjan is as conser
vative as one cf.n well be under the
inspiration that envelopes him as
leader and champion of a cause eo
grave and so important. The cons
duct of t.e students in so disturb
ing Mr. Bryan that he desisted frou,
addressing the large crowd waning
to hear him, is not very elevating o
the reputation of the college and is
' t a mar 0f ci v iliz tion up to the
Beautiful eyes grow dull and dim
As the swift years steal away.
Beautiful, willowy forms so slim
Lose fairness with every day. '
But she still is queen and hath charms to
Who wears youth's coronal beautiful
Preserve Your Hair
and you preserve your youth.
"A woman is as old as sha
looks," says the world. No
woman looks as old as she ia
if her hair has preserved ita
normal beauty. You can keep
hair from falling out, restoring
its normal color, or restore the
normal color to gray or faded
hair, by the use of.
"Ayer's Hair Vigor.
JlQ. R. ERWIN. C- A- LIISENHEIMER
ERWIN & M1SENHEIMER
Thuc:rianc nr4 c;(lt.rfnc
(' 'llice No. : Hnrty buildi.ic, op
! .c,iti 4J.:ul Presbyterian church
1. Ki A
IS ON" THE
Castoria la pnt up In one-size bottles only. It
ia not sold in bulk. Don't allow anyone to sell
you anything else on the plea or promise that it
is just as good" and "will answer every pur
pose." 43- Bee that you get 0-A-S-T-O-R-I-A.
colored shirty 28 cts.
Club house ties 5
Sox 4 cents to 40 cts.
Ladies black hose 4
cents to 37h cents.
Ladies 35 inch
Hermsdorf Opera hose
Ladies white collars
10 cent, cuffs 18 cts.
Ladies silvered or
black bone shirt waist
buttons 5 cts per doz.
Ladies black silk
watch guards 10 cts.
Chair seats 3 to 5 cts
Wire hair brushes 8
Royal talcum pow
der at 3 for 25 cents.
Handkerchiefs 1 ct
to 37i cts each.
Mens caps 10 cents,
hats 23 cts up.
Two papers needles
for 1 cent, or better
ones 1 cent.
Sewing machine o:
5 cts per bottle.
Towels 4 cts up.
Shaving brushes S
Garter elastic 2 cts
per yard up.
White tape 1 ct per
Hooks and Is 2 doz
fori cent, imDrovedl
cent per dozen.
The best ccxre:
spool, cotton inacie
Tooth brush es ? et;
Shoe blacking 1 c::'
Six dozen shirt uu
tons for 1 cent
Three lead p3i-5
for 1 cent.
Combs 3 cents up-
s t i 0