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Concord. N. C.
Tho Henderson Gold Leaf has
: n, mono, oi uiu iuujcuv
i reusing clnss. Among the things
;;poiisoJ is soap. Some half
i dozen cakes are thrust upon the
editor every time the doctor
comes to town. The editor is
puzzled and says: "We do not
know whether he thinks wo es
pecially need it or whether to
regard it as a pointless nun1 i Tes
tation of simple friendship."
Our solution would be to pre
sume the latter and act on the
,n:i. N. C, Dec. li,
" i?ASi: THAN THE
. A...o for iution u v.'e ever
li-;. ; r the -Engl Mi sparrow
sot ;i-A America but the bird is
her .1 in lull force to stay and
most people would rather the
'1-msy Iif;'e prst Qhad stayed on
its own side of the briny
)xv v. ::h. ,7 no. S Palmer, says the
ScWnnth: American, has written
mi e-sr.v on the introduction of
animals and birds, not natives of
tL 'ami,' until approved by a
gv t .minnt expert of the Agri
cites the instance of rab
bits, ihat were taken to Austra
lia tuivl Lurned loose in 16G4 for
sporiir.g purposes. Within 12
years they well nigh took the
land." Millions of dollars have
bee-, -p 'iit in bounties, poison,
e'A.. to got rid of them. In 1887
no less than 19,182,539 of the
biviV were killed and the hole
mad j v. more than filled up.
Th.-y Lave thousands of miles of
Jamaica was troubled with
. rats, and for want of a Pied
Piper they introduced a little
Incl:r.n mongoos. It effectually
: A- 4hj rodent tribe, but mul-
. d, and for lack of rat meat
. to-jk to links domestic . ani-.--1
poultry. Now the gin-
. ; -iiccvs would be glad io
the remedy for the evil.
It is said that the National
Young Men's Republican League
has declared in favor of Senator Parle, in Minnesota.
pistols. They toppled over cars,
and one buffalo hung with his
feet down through the car win
dows as it lay on its side.
These great cows weighing
1,200 and the bulls weighing
2,000 pounds apiece, stampeding
in great herds could be hoard for
as much as five miles and the
earth trembled beneath them.
It is truly wonderful how rap
idlv this great family disap
In such vast herds they some
times stampeded over precipices.
Two thousand were lost in the
quick sands of tho Platte River
in 1807, and at another time
a whole herd was lost by .'break
ing through the ice at Lac Qui
In Preparlegfor Conference '
Need Some of these Art
Bleached Table Damask 52 Cotton 2.; Lb,.
inches wide 47-.Vc. ; do. 72 inchv-s wuh: -..
Good Assortment ef Te
Cotton, unbleached, 5c; Bleaehe A ny to 12-.: L:r
Blankets 50c. per pai
Pritchard for Vicc-Presidcit for
the next term. Its the very
thing. Break the Mason and
Dixou line with a Republican for
the second place on the ticket.
It will Vie a stepping 'Stone by
which a good Southern Demo
crat may become president.
The W ilson Times says Mr.
Joe Viek, a farmer in Nash
county brought in a load of to
bacco for sale on the top of which
were four fine turkeys not for
sale but as premiums to the
buyers of so many lots of his to
bacco bring the highest prices.
That plan seems calculated to
take some of tho . stuffing out of
the tobacco trust.
THE AMERICAN BUFFALO.
"iSW rOETIC STRAIN.
T 1: y no claims to accom
; i criticism. Indeed, we
know not that we have aught but
our like., and dislikes, but we see
t; e M-orl go wild over poems
:lmt strike us less favorabley than
:..t in another column modestly
a credited to ' 4B" in the North
Carolina University Magazine.
- There is a vein of the undone
. nes of the prodigal in it, but
withal a profoundness of
tfc ought clad in terms truly sub
lime ana embellished with poetic
rhythm. We would ask the
reader not to faik to ponder es
pecially the finale of the second
and ii'th stanzas,
We are proud of such ialent in
our University and fondjy hope
from the basis underlying this
doleful but sweetly humble song
to see rising in the sky of worthy
distinction a star of the first magnitude.
For Over Filtv Tea
"Mrs. Winslow's SootM Syrup has
buuu iK. fr over illty 3 . ... . by mil
lions of motion for tLir ebiMrcn
virile tof ibi"nT, with perfect success. It
sootbi-b iLic ci.i.., Soi'teiiS the ffums,
alleys r!! v'"e, nres Mim.l colic, end is
the uesji iemtily iur Diari-hoea. It will
re vt: e poor little sufferer imineJi
aU SSi"by ui' tiUta iu every part
of tv. vorld. Geuiy-flve cents a bot
i2 - T nil'" s;i J. -v1" f : r ''T "Win
'sknvu ;iooihin; Syrui," fnukc no
Some Enormous Figures How He Was
"We are inclined to give a good
deal of credit to what we read in
the Scientific American, though
it be a selection. We find, how
ever, an article by Charles Fred
erick Holden on the bi' on or
American buffalo that is almost
He is now practically extinct,
and roves no more on the prai
ries of the West and South West.
A few are kept in parks and pre
serves. The amazement is that as late
as 187:2 they went in dense herds
that no one could fairly esti
mate. An army officer in 1887 is
quoted as saying thaat one time
he was surrounded by them and
that from the top of the hill he
could see nothing but buffaloes
and was in the greatest danger
of being caught in a stampede-,
such - being irresistible.
One Col. Dodge records an
experience of traveling 25 miles
in the o? groups that formed one
general herd. Sometimes they
would move out of the wTay, but
at other times they wT6uld sweep
past and around the wagon when
it, team and all would have been
crushed had he not gotten them
to divide by shooting into them.
In one day he killed 26, not for
sport but for safety.
This herd was ascertained by
others to be 50 miles wide and
was five days in passing a given
A train on the Kansas Pacific
road in 1868 passed between the
towns of Elsworth and Sheridan,
120 miles through a continuous
herd of buffalos.
They became so compact at
times that the train had to s
Cars were sometimes deaai! 1 1
One instance is noted
But greedy, reckless, wastelul
hunting has subdued and ex
terminated the buffalo.
Here are some of the records
of destruction beginning at about
One gang of 020 men in two
hunts killed 47,770. Five expe
peditions record an average of
118,850. Five others record 146,
250 slain. From 1885 to 1840
212,550 were destroyed.
One Capt. Jack Bridges, hunt
ing by himself, made a record of
1,142 buffalos in six weeks.
Buffalo Bill got his name by
contracting to furnish the labor
ers with buffalo meat while build
ing the Kansas Pacific railroad.
In 18 months he brought in 4,
280. He received $500 per
month as wages.
From 1872 to 1874, 3,158,780
were slain, half of them being
wasted, killed for their hides
In 1882, it was estimated that
100,000 still roamed the wilds,
but in 1883 the last 10,009 were
Proper legal restraint would
have perpetuated a great source
of food supply, and much of
marketable products. The de
struction of buffaloes is wTeil
called the crime of tho century.
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are partial to tho use of atomi
zers in applying liquids into the
nasal passages for catarrhal
troubles, tho proprietors prepare
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including the spraying tube is 75
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The liquid embodies the medici
nal properties of tho solid prep
aration. Cream Balm is quickly
absorbed by the membrane and
does not dry up the secretions,
but changes them to a natural
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Home-Made Comfort-; &l
Lieut. II nimby Dangerously 111.
Dispatches have been noting
the rather alarming illness of
Lieut. Brumby. A Washington
dispatch of the llth says:
"The condition of Lieutenant
Brumby, Admiral Dewey's flag
lieuto iant, changed for the worse
late tonight. He became uncon
scious toward midnight and a
consultation of the physicians
wTas held and a telegram sent
summoning a Baltimore physi
cian, wTho is a specialist of fevers
of the kind from which the lieu
tenant-is suffering. The patient
is threatened with hemorrhages.
Mrs. Haywood, a sister of tho
sick officer, is at his bedside."
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A Night of Terror.
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of the brave General Burnham of
Mnchias, Me., when the doctor said she
eould cotlive till morning" writes Mrs.
, -i. 1. ii'ucoln, who attended her that
.'Varan night. All thought she raust
ocn dio from Pneumonia, but she
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