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CONCORD, N. C, THRUSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1899.
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FIRE AT THE BLEACHERY.
The Flames Soon Fill tlie Napper
Koom Doin? Considerable Damage
to 3Iachinerj and Cloth Cause of the
Fire Not Known.
Shortly alter 3 o'clock today
(Thursday) the fire alarm was
sounded and people rushed out
to locate tho flames. But by that
time the fire was almost subdued
aud the damage was done. -
No cause is known for the
breaking out of fire in the knap
per room at the bleachery. G W
Sherrill, who works at one Of
the machines, was apprised of
the fire whon one of the men
hollered to him that ho was on
fire. He turned and found the
flames spreading all over the ma
chine. Soon the lint and cloth
was burning and Mr. Sherrill es
caped only in time.
Some of the operatives soon
connected a hose with one of the
hydrants and ere long subdued
tho flames. The stream of waiter
as well as the fire did much dam
age to tho machinery, which
machinery is very expensive.
Thousands of yards of cloth were
saturated with water, and a con
siderable amount of it was
burned partly. Tho damage
could not bo estimated yet, but
it will be at least several hun
THE INCREASE OF FACTORIES.
Their First Dividend Declared.
Mr. D B Coltrano who is presi
dent of the cotton mill at Nor
wood, attended the meoting of
the directors there on Tuesday,
tho 10th. Though this company
has been organized only eighteen
months, and the mill has boon
running only about eight months,
a semi annual dividend of five
por cent, was declared at this
meeting. This is the first dividend.
Deep Interest Continues In the Meeting.
There is a good attendance at
each service held at the Forest
Hill Methodist church during the
protracted meeting. . Rev.
Craven, of Spencer, ' is assisting
Rev. Arnold. Eight penitent
ones advanced to the altar and
four confessions of faith were
made in Christ. ! --
- - j -.
Would Fail on This One,
A new military prison chap
lain was recently 'appointed in a
certain town in Scotland. He
was a man who greatly magni
fied his office. On entering one
of the cells on his first round
of inspection, he, with much'
pomposity, thus addressed the
prisoner who occupied it:
"Well, sir, do you know who I
MNo, nor I dinna care," was'
tne nonchalant reply.
"Well, I'm your new chap
lain." "Oh, ye are; well, I heard tell
' ye before."
"And what did you hear?" re
turned tho chaplain, his curiosity
Setting the better of his dignity.
''WeU, I hoard- that the last
two kirks ye were in ye preached
them baith empty, but I'll be
hanged if ye find it such an easy
matter to do the same wi' this
The Indirect Benefit is 't Fully Appre
ciated, The indirect benefit of the in
crease of factories in North Car
olina is not yet appreciated.
Some have even so concerned
themselves with trie' factory
problem" that they are unable
to be glad for the increase of
industrial population. That
there is a problem is not denia
ble; but that it is of such import
as to bid us falter in our encour
agement of industrial activity in
this respect, only one who has
not thought into the subject will
hold. Any one who appreciates
the changes for the better al
ready wrought by the increase
of factories will gladly welcoome
all the problems that a thousand
more will bring in their train.
For many years the population
of our State has been ruinously
out of balance; our producers of
raw material have so f ar outnum-,
bered our manufactures and con
sumers that farming -has ceased
to be remunerative, and popula
tion engaged in that sphere has
not only become discontented,
but in some degree desperate of
advancement. Now the factories
will tend to balance the popula
tion and adjust supply and de
mand. They offer employment
to the surplus labor in the fields;
they have already become the
source of support for large num
bers. And in so doing, thoy
also create a consuming Class,
tho class dependent upon the
produce of the farms not only
calling for their cotton to manu
facture, but also making requisi
tion upon their wheat and corn
fields, their stock, and their
truck. Farmers who live m the
vicinity of factories find a readier
market for their produce, and
the acres once wholly given to
cotton are employed more prof
itably. Immediately farming
becomes more attractive; land
goes up; labor is in demand. So
then the increase of factories ol
all kinds is a blessing upon our
whole State. Biblical Recorder.
A Shower of Stars.
Astronomers" tell mis that ,we
are to have a tremendous shower
of stars about the 3 14th of No:
vember. It is the occasion of
of the crossing of tire earth's or-.
bit Biela's comet, which occurs
every 30 years. One astronomer,
predicts more than the shower
.of stars. He says that the comet,
will come in contact with .the.
earth at this visitation and that
the earth will be destroyed injthe
collision. We however are 1 as
sured by a French astronomer
that should the comet collide with
the "earth, there would be no in
jury to the earth but that the
damage would be entirely to the
comet. However the shower of
stars will be expectantly awaited
and there will probably be-little
sleep on the night of the 13 and
14 for fear the spectacle escape
Burglars Worst Col. Carr;
The Durham correspondent to
the Charlotte Observer under
date of the 11th, says:
"Last night the residences of
Gen. J S Carr and Judge Robert
W Winston were burglarized and
at the former place between
$3,000 and $4,000 worth of jew
elry was carried off. The whole
matter is shrouded in mystery
and there is no clue as to who
burglarized these homes. Jew
elry was also taken from tho
home of Judge Winston, but the
package was found by one of the
servants in the back yard this
"When Gen. Carr was dressing
this morning ho discovered that
his diamond stud, valued at
1,000, was gone, from his shirt.
This discovery lead to a further
investigation and it was then
found that his home had been
burglarized during the night and
$4,000 worth of jowelry carried
I "Among the jewels taken the
! following is a partial list: Gen.
Carres diamond stud, valued at
$1,000; Mrs. Carr's watch $700;
Gen. varr's watch, $500; a pair
of gold cuff buttons, set with
diamonds, belonging to Claiborn
Carr; a diamond scarf pin, dia
mond brooch, ear-drops and a
very valuable watch fastener,
used to pin a watch to a lady's
dress, belonging to Mrs. Carr.
"It seems that the burglar was
looking for jewelry, as thousands
of dollars worth of gold and sil
verware might have been carried
off with all ease.
"Some of the jewelry will be
hard for the present owners to
handle. The $1,000 stud was a
registered stone. It was stolen
from Gen. Carr during the
World's Fair in Chicago. Eleven
months later the stone was re
covered by some of the Pinker
ton detective force in the Windy
City. Mrs. Carr's watch was of
peculiar design and had a picture
of Gen. Carr engraved on the
lid. Geri. Carr's watch was also
of a design that would be easy to
trace. Any of the diamonds
could readily be identified if
Col. Carr's house showed no.
signs of having been entered.
Judge Winston's front door stood
open. There is a fine job of do
tective work to be accomplished
iin the affair.
A Change at the Odell Mills.
Mr. V Y Suther, who for some
time has had charge of the spin
ning in mill No. 2 at night in the
Odell mills, has been given
charge of the spinning depart
ment in mill No. 4 in daytime. ,
Mr. B L Still, who has been
employed at the Buffalo mills,
has been given Mr. Suther's po
sition. Mr. Adam Hopkins gets
Mr. Still's place at the Buff a 1
Mr. Jno. McDowell returned
home this morning.
Mr. J Rowan Davis, of Sal
isbury, is here today.
- Miss Hattie Misenheimer, of
Mt. Pleasant, is here today.
Mrs. I Frank Patterson, of
China Grove, was here today.
Mr. Geo. Letford, who
travels for H E Bucklen & Co.,
- of Chicago, is here today.
Miss Laura Gourley, of
Flowes, passed through here to
day on her return from Salis
bury. Dr, N D Fetzer returned
home last night from Raleigh
where he attended the meeting of
the State Board of Pharmacy.
Mrs. W R Gray, of David
son, and Miss Bessie Wharey, of
Mooresvile, arrived here this
morning to visit at Mr. P B Fet
zer's. -Miss Elsie Morrison, of
i Pioneer Mills, is visiting Miss
Kate Morrison. She will be here
until Saturday when she and
Miss Kate Morrison will leave
We are the ex
for George. G.
They are shoes
that's made right
and wear right.
They have a. rep
utation that is
where. We have
them in all the
new styles in
; . for OTr rtttw !
Mrs. Winelow's Soo&ii :i3ryr"p ba
ht;en nted for over nitj jeare ly mil
lions of mothers for - their cpthlTfcn
while teething, with perfect snccttot. It
iaothtti the Child, softens t) unas.
allays all pain, cures wind coLe, and is
tho best remedy for Diarrhoea. It will
relieve the poor little eufferer immedi
ately. Sold bydrnerpiBtfl in evry part
of the world. Twenty-Sve couts a bot
tle. Be Biire and ask for.' Mrs. Win
slows -Soothing Syrnp," fcandltake lo
"Reduced Rates to the State Fair.
On account of the State Fair
the Southern will sell round trip
tickets to Raleigh Oct. 14, 15,' 16,
17 and 20 at rate of 5.50 and on
Oct. 18 and 19 at rate of $3.80
round trip. All tickets limited
returning Oct. 23rd.
I Fresh Line
in all sizes from
5 to 9 1-2. We
have an elegant
in lace and but
ton, sizes 5 to
91-2. Snow shoes
for men are abso
lutely the best
and priced at
! Yon assume no nsfc when you
ibuy Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. M. L.
: Marsh & Co. will refund your
money if you are not satisfied
: after using it. It is everywhere
j admitted to be the most saccess-
j ful remedy in use for bowel com
THE BEST PRESCRIPTION, FOB
and fever is a bottle c Orovo'e Taste
less Chill Tonic. Never tails to cure;
Then why experiment with worthless
imitations? Price 50 cents. Yonr
money back if it fails to cure.
1 plaints and the only one that
tr- ... t . i .
ntver fails. It is pleasant, safe
! and reliable.
i Mr. A L Sappenfield
spending the afternoon in Charlotte.
Worlds of Matresses in stock and a solid car of 100 on the
way. Like Zeb Vance's whiskey all Matteresses are
good but some are better than others. See our Ruval
Felt, Acma Spring, Perfection, Sea Moss, Pine Fiber,
Curled Hair, Cotton, Cotton and Husk last but by no
meansjleast our Rice Straw with cotton top, the Mattrs
for the millions. We have Mattresses 'to spare. (Ym
ferenceis coming. Don't forgot us. We are unloadbi,; :i
solid car of Beds today Solid car of Springs last w k.
We are at your service. Take a look at our lino of
Carpets. We are agents for J. & J. Dobson, :he lar;.-.--f.
Manufacture of the United Stated-
come, 'Phone orders No. 12
If you haven't time to
Bell, Harris & . Co.