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W. D. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
ONEYEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE, - $1.25.
SIX MONTHS, ' 75,
Friday, March 9, 1888.
TO OI K HEADERS.
To the people of Cabarrus and sur
roumlins counties who have so ver
libt-ralJy aided The Standard pecu
niarily w ith tLeir support we tender,
without any reservation whatever,
our heartiest thanks. By your sub
stantial aid we are to-day able to say
that this enterprise is on a firm
basis and sure footing; and we
promise you to use our every en
deavor to improve eaoh issue so that
The Standard will be a pride to the
county. "We have not promised you
the best weekly paper in the State,
neither are we goiug to do so now in
the face of so very many able and
experienced competitors in the field
of journalism, but in our way, and
with our little editorial and mechan
ical skill we are going to make this
paper just as bright, newsy and neat
as we can. In one sense of the word
it belongs to you, and we shall al
ways try to keep its columns free
from our personal likes and dislikes ;
considering it is not in our province
to criticise the failings and short
comings of others ; and if we have
any individual bile or spleen in our
composition we promise not to air it
through these columns to public
gaze. During the excitement of the
coming campaign we shall use no
bitter invectives against those who
honestly differ with us, yet at the
same time we expect to do our
level best to bring them over
to our way of thinking by a
straight forward expression of our
views. As to party measures we
will netheir espouse or advocate auy
position we believe adverse to the
well beiug of that class who always
constitute the majority, the com
mon people. It is not in the power
of any one to please all, but we hope
to be credited at least with an hon
esty of purpose.
THE TAiilFF BILL..
The Committee of "Ways and
Means has at last reported to Con
gress a bill to revise the tariff and
reduce the surplus. Whether it will
ever get through both houses in its
present shape is an enigma that it
would require a very wise man to an
swer. Certainly it will encounter
the fiercest opposition from the great
boJy of Republicans as well as from
Mr. Randall and a few followers he
has in ti e House of Representatives
who are supposed to be Democrats.
It is understood that Mr. Randall is
preparing a bill which he will offer
as a substitute when the original
bill comes before the House, but
this is doubless intended as a part
of the obstructiontactics adopted by
war tariff supporters of both par
tics. The Committee's bill provides that
no duty shall be charged on wool,
flax, hemp, timber, wood, salt, mar
ble and other articles of minor im
portance, reduces the duty on sugar
nearly 30 per cent., on woolen goods
about 23 percent, and admits free of
duty many oilier raw materials used
by our manufacturers. It is a long
step in the right direction. If the
bill as it now stands should become
u law. a suit of clothes that now
costs $13.00 can be bought for 810.
or 11.00, sugar will be about two
cents a pound cheaper and there
will be a corresponding reduction in
the prices of all the necessaries of
life. Besides the admission of un
taxed raw material will enable our
manufacturers to compete with
foreign manufacturers and build up
an export trade on ether products
than breadstuffs and meats, develop
our merchant marine, and in every
wxy contribute to our prosperity
And last but not least, there will be
nearly 00,000,000 a year left in the
pockets of the people instead of be
ing taken from them in the shape of
taxes as is now the case.
It is understood that the present
systeai of Internal Revenue will al
so soon receive the consideration of
Congress. There is some talk of re
ducing t he tax on wbiskey to o0 cents
per gallon, and removing it from to
bacco altogether. If this should be
done it would nearly destroy the
surplus, and we should be gb.d to
see the State of North Carolina tax
whiskey 40 or 50 cents per gallon at
once and collect it through the
Sheriffs as other taxes are collected.
There is hardly any probability
that a vote on this tariff bill will be
reached in Congress before April,
but when it is taken, the people will
know who are their friends. One
thing is certain, something must be
done and that soon, to relieve the
burdens of the toiling masses. This
arrangement of collecting $140,000.
000 a year more than'the government
needs, must be stopped, no matter
now much the Republicans and their
Democratic allies of the Randall
typ i may wiggle and squirm. As we
said in our first issue :
Reeuce The Taxes.
A delegation of Chippewa Indian
Chiefs called on the President
March 2d and urged the payment of
back dues on old treaties.
iv no wiix he Tin; kextcov-
This is a question easier asked
than answered. There are a number
of aspirants but nobody seems to be
prominent enough to have the lead.
We would like to see Col. Elias
Carr, of Edgecombe, receive the
nomination of the Democratic party.
There- is not a better man in the
Stale nor a better Demosrat. His
record is absolutely stainless and he
is a man who enjo3's the respect and
confidence of everybody who knows
him. He is a practical and success
ful farmer, a man of fine education
and good sense, a man of de
cided convictions, who would be the
tool of no individual or corporation,
a man who loves justice for justice's
sake, and a man who would be Gov
ernor as Cleveland is President He
has no entangling alliances with pol
iticians, belongs to no clique or ring,
and is under no obligations to any
body. He would haye no favorites
to reward nor enemies to humil
iate. We expect to support the nominee
of the Democratic convention for
Governor whoever he may be, but
wo would like to see that convention
nominate Elias Carr, of Edgecombe.
THE BIBLICAL RECORDER.
The Biblical Recorder, the organ
of the Baptist denomination in North
Carolina is an uncommonly vig
erous paper. Besides its Special
work of fostering and building up
the interests of its church people,
and always containing something ex
cellent for the edification and benefit
of Baptists, it has recently acquired
a special general value, by the intro
duction of a weekly essay or treatise
on some popular current subject, al
ways totally leaving out politics.
These articles are either the work
of the editor or are contributed.by
the most learned, able and widely
known writers in this and other
States, and are forceful, discursive
Altogether the publication is a
happy combination of the denomi
national and family paper and the
general magazine. It fosters thought
and encourages home literature. No
Baptist can well afford to be without
the Recorder, and it is of great value
to the public generally.
AX INCIDENT OF THE PRESI
DENT'S LAST TRIP.
In his trip to Florida last week,
President Cleveland passd across
North Carolina over the Atlantic
Coast Line, via Weldon, Goldsburo
and Wilmington. Gen. W. P. Rob
ers, State Auditor, returned from a
visit home in Gates county last week
and was telling iu the Yarorough
House at Raleigh last Thursday
night of having seen the presidential
party at Weldon. The train stop
ped there a little while and Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland appeared on the
platform. Among those who press
ed forward to shake hands, was a
long, thin, awkward fellow, pretty
drunk, and looked os if this might
have been the first glimpse of civil
ization. Addressed Mr. Cleveland
in a loud voice as he extended his
hand, he said : "So you are the
President are yon ?" The gentle
man thus addressed modestly ac
knowledged that such was the case.
'Well, well;' said the tall drunk
man, dropping back a step or two,
"I've been a-votin' for Presidents
all my life, but you are the fust one
I ever see." (Surveying the Presi
dent critically from hand to loot
and from foot to head.) "Well,
well ! Shake agin ! As I was a
scyin' you are the fust President
I ever see, but I'll b9 ef you
ain't a whopper !'
Mrs. Cleveland laughed heartily
over the incident, but the Old Man
didn't have a word to sy and look
ed like he was just a little bored.
News and Observer.
A big Farmers' Institute was held
at Edenton last week. Commis
sioner Robinson and Immigration
Agent Patrick were present A res
olution was passed requesting the
Board of Agriculture to appro
priate the fifteen hundred dollars,
heretofore givon to the Fairs as fol
lows : ten dollars to defray the ex
penses of the superintendent of each
county making an exhibit at the Fair;
$200 to county club making best ex
hibit ; $100 to county club laaking
second best exhibit , $60 to fcounty
clu bmaking third best exhibit ;$50to
county club making fourth best
exhibit ; $10 to the county club mak
ing fifth best exhibit ; $30 to county
club making sxth best exhibit ; $
to county club making seventh best
exhibit ; 20 to county club making
eighth best exhibit ; $15 to county
club making ninth best exhibit.
Victor Freeza in Rowan coun
ty a little more than a year ago.
was tried, convicted and sen
tenced to be hanged, but finally sent
to the colored asylum at Greens
boro as insane. lie made his es
cape from there several days ago by
removing; the bars, from the upper
story window, jumping to an adjac
ent tree and sliding down. Fifty
dollars reward is offered for his ap
prension. Rev. R. G. Pearson, at New Berne,
is preaching to immense congrega
tions and moving upon that com
munity as he does upon every other
The "iron horse" is now heard
within five miles Mt. Airy.
Mt. Holly Fair will be held again
this year on a larger scale.
Salisbury has pledged five hundred
dollars to a Y. M. C. A. building.
Judge Clark will deliver the ad
dress at the University commence
ment June 6th.
Burke county, instead of import
ing corn is shipping thousands of
bushels of it.
It is a remarkable fact that not a
single Jew'Jives in Shelby, a town of
The officials say that the C. F. &
Y. V. will be completed to Mt,
Airy by May 1st.
Judge Schenck has written a his
tory of North Carolina from 1780 to
1881, which is now in the hands of
Wm. H. Hargrave was convicted
of stealing a horse from W. P.
Brown at the last term of court at
Delegates from Weldon will at
tend the railroad meeting in Char
lotte on the 15th to consult about
the proposed road.
On March 1st, Wilmington sub
scribed $150,000 lor the extension of
the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley
Railroad to that place.
The city of Greensboro has done a
handsome thing and subscribed eight '
shares of stock to the Guilford Bat
tle Ground com pany amounting to
One of the most interesting cases
in the superior court in Charlotte
last week was a slander case in which
Miss Boden sued Mr. B.iles for
$10,000 damages for defamation of
Raleigh will be well lighted. She
has closed contracts for twenty elec
tric lights and one hundred gas
lights. Good for Raleigh. The old
lights didn't light much.
March 15th will be North Carolina
day at Jacksonville (Florida) Ex
position, and tickets will be on sale
at Charlotte on March 13th and
14tn. The tickets will be sold for
one straight fare, $17.25 and will be
good for 20 days.
Col. Rowland has introduced a bill
in Congress for the improvement of
the Cape Fear below Wilmington,
appropriating 205,000 ; another, for
310,000 ; another, for $35,000. He
will introduce bids to improve Shal
lotte and Big Pee Dee rivers.
A State convention of the Prohi
bitiouists of North Carolina liaa
been called to ' meet in Greensboro
Mav lGth, to select delegates to the
national convention to beheld at In- j
diauapolia June 6th; to nominate j
can lidates for State offices ; to elect,
a State executive committee, and to
effect a complete organization of the
Prohibition party in the State.
A HORSE THAT DRAWS THE
WATER HE DRINKS.
The sagacity exhibited by some of
the horses employed by the fire de
partment in this city is very remark
able, and their exploits have been
frequently described in our daily
newspapers. But for the first time
we read in one of our evening con
temporaries of a horse in tho service
of an ambulance corps, which is not
far behind any fire engine horse we
have read of iu point of intelligence.
Incnorse pulls tne ambulance m
search of patients for the New York
Hospital, and during the whole
period of his philanthropic career as
an ambulance horse, he has never
once been given a drink by any of
tbe stable hands. He believes iu
in the maxim tnat God helps those
who help themselves, andhelps hipr
A Telegram rep orter went down
to see how he quenched his thirst,
and was edified by the intellectual
behaviour of the animal, which he
describes as follows:
There is an ordinary faucet with a
pail under it in the stable, and to
this faucet the horse made a bee
First he dippad his nose in the pail
to see if there was any water there,
but finding there was none, he pro
ceeding to open the valve by turning
the handle witlj his nose. He did
not turn it on quite enough at the
first attempt, so he gave it another
nudge, and held his nose under the
spigot while the water poured over
it to his apparant satisfaction. "i3ct
what a lot of water will be wasted
when he loaves it running the mo
ment he has had enough;!" ejacu
lated the reporter.
"WTait and sue answtred the
And thero was no water wasted,
for the moment tho horse had con
cluded his drink, ho went at the
faucet again with Iuh nose and shut
off the flow completely.
"Doe3 he ttlwaya do that ?" again
queried the newspaper man.
"Certainly," answered the driver,
as he patted his four-footed friend
on tho ehoulder. "As long as I've
known him, that horse has never had
a drink that he did not draw from
the tap for himself just as you have
seen him do this time. N. Y. Scien
The post office building in Wash
ington is 300 feet long and 201 feet
wide. Its cost was 2,151,500..
Buffalo had a $370,000 fire Satur
Russia is still moving troops to tho
The doctors have at last discover
ed that the malady of tho Crown
Price is cancer.
A fire in Winsboro, S. C, on the
night of the 1st, destroyed $30,000
worth of property.
Michigan was visited with the
worst gale and snow storm of the
winter last Friday.
The statue of Sergeant "William
Jasper, the Revolutionary hero, was
unveiled at Savannah.
Advices from Sam Remo, outside
the official bulletins, say the condi
tiou of the Crown Prince steadily
grows more serious.
Reports from Itlay on Monday say
that the town of Voltoriahas been
half burid under a avalanche, and
that many people have been killed.
The Georgia Republican State ex
ecutive committee was in session m
Atlanta last week and its members
were found to be almost unanimous
for John Sherman for Presideut.
The prize founded by the class cf
'76 for the best debate is the contest
on Washington's birthday, at Price
ton College, was awarded to George
R. "Wallace, of Norfolk Va. As Wal
i lit .
lace was pittea against a senior,
junor and sophomore, the victory is
especially creditable to the fresh
man. The debate was on the "Sur
Mr. Blaine has been interviewed
by Mr. Crawiord, of the N. Y
"World, who wanted to know wheth
er he was in earnest, or, like a wo
man, wanting to be asked a second
time. Mr. Blaine says that his let
ter, deciining to allow the use of his
name, was "not a haphazard, off
hand affair. It was the result of
much deliberation and careful
E. H. Grouby, the proprietor and
editor of a paper in Blakely, Ga.,
blacklisted himself by the following
card : "On and after date the un
dersigned gives notice that hejwill
prosecute any man selling him in
toxicating liquors, of anj- kind to the
full extent of the law. This Is not
for thi purpose of injuring the whis
key dealers, but to get sober and
HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW TELLS
I do not know where he had been
spending the evening, as he calls i,
mv dear, but I know that tho evnn-
ing had waued into three o'clock in
the morning when I heard him fall
over the rocking-chair I left in the
hall for him, and if it should please
heaven to send me grand-children I
humbly trust that they will all bo
born deaf no, don't say, "Oh, ma!"
rather than have them even heai
the language that man used, coupl
ed with the name of your own moth
er. He lefc the hall door wide open,
and in the white moonlight I watch
ed him staud on his hat to reach the
shadow of the figure seven on the
transom, blackly outlined on the
white wall, upon which ho miuly en
deavored to ban ? his overcoat. Af
ter several failures he laid the coat
carefully on the floor, and after
fumbling in every pocket of his
clothes ho found some matches, and
then held up his foot and scratched
them against tho wall, undar the im
pression, I have no doubt, that he
was rubbing them on the sole of his
boot. He tried, with match after
match, to light one of the brass pegs
in the hat-rack, making the most
shocking and absured comments at
evuiy iaiuue. j could bear it no
longer. I cried out: "Henry if
you will cease disfiguring the wall
and the hat-rack aud come here, I
will fiud a light for you." That man
he turned iu the most idiotic way
to the hall dcor, bowed, and after
staring out at tbe moonlight in a
dazed way, said: "Oh, yez ! yez-zi-see
; got the parlor all lighted up
ain' you ? Whaz' coin' out S'nrize
party ?" Then I went down stairs and
led him up to bed. No, my dear,
am, not going to scold him. No ;
when he comes down stairs 1 am not
going to say a harsh word to him. I
shallnot s .y anything to him. I shall
merely look at him. (P. S. She
looked at him.)
OF DEAD BODIES.
A correspondent of the Wilming
ton Star of the 19th, ult., writes from
Rocky Mount, Edgecombe county,
reiernng to tne removal oi tne re
mains of persons interred in the
Methodist churchyard there to a new
cemetery at that place, makes the
following remarkable statement :
Upon examination some of the
bodies were fouud to be in a very
natural cordition, and easly recog
nized by their friendf.lookingttlniost
as natural as when first placed away.
Tbe body of Dr. R. C. Tillery, one of
our most prominent citizens, having
been buried three years, was upo n
examination found to be look
ing as n itural as .when bai ied .
The nioucstache had grown an inch
or more and was much, blacker,
and the chin whiskers were from
eight to ten inches longer.. Tie
body seemed to be in a perfect state
of preservation, as were the remains
of some ladies who were- removed.
"With every changing season comes
a change in styles of Millinery, and
already in these ea:ly Spring like
Mrs. J. M. Cross
will be found with the hrst invoice
of eroods of the very lates t fashion
ready for both old and new custo
mers. Jaunty Hats, lovely Bonnets
Corsets. Bustles, of the latest
styles, j ;st received, Ribbons, Col
lars, Laces, &c.
Don t forget to see my large as
sortment of ehamiing Face Veiling,
the prettiest lot ever shown in Con
cord. I also have the prettiest line of
SCARFS in town, from 75c. to $5.
With many thanks to the Ladies
of Concord, Cabarrus and surround
ing counties for their former liberal
favors, let me assure you that, as in
the past, you will find me at the
Headquarters for Millixery Goods,
every ready to please, with the la
test, best and most
In the market, "xhe- best is the
cheapest," and taking into consid
eration the quality, my prices will
be below competition.
Mrs. J. M. CROSS.
P. S. Owing to the difficulty in
making collections and entire fail
ure in a great many instances I am
compelled to adopt strictly a CASH
Having qualified as adinmistratio- on
the estate of Joh'i Young, cd , decease
.d, notice is hereby given to all per
s ns having claim- against said estate
1 present them duly authenticated to
the undersigned o i or before the 2Sih
day of January 1889, or this m-tice
will plead in bar of, their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate are
requested to make immediate payment
and save cost and trouble.
This the 28th day of January, 1838
J. F. WILLEFORD, .
Adiu's of John Young, Col.
Having qualified as Adm'nistrato
de bonis non of th estate of J. L
Iloiieycutt, dee'd, til persons indebted
to said estate are hereby notified tor
make prompt payment : and all per r
sons having claims against said estate
must present the same for payment on
or befoie the 10th day of February,
18S9, or iuis notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
EDMUND, UONEYCUT T,
Aum'r de bonis non.
By W.G. MEAfcS. Att'y.
For Sib Qjoip,
ASE OND HAND
with a capacity for t we've p wertger
iu good running order. Oallatth's
Having removed to the neat store
room on Litakci's corner I am pre
pared to funiif.il old a d new custo
iners with good jroods. nice goods and
cheap goods in the grocery line
Thoinkful for many past favors I
trust to merit a continuance by strict
attention to business and fair dealing.
IL M. GOODMAN.
Y0REB & "WADSWOBTH
KUMf, MECHANICS, HIMHIS, MINERS,
Farmers and Everybody Else
Cam be suited in Hardware at YORKE & WADSORTITS at bottom prices
?or the CASH. Our stock is full and complete. A splendid line of Cook
Stove and cook'ng utensils in stock. Turning Plows, PloT Stock, Uarro.
Belting, Feed Cutters, Cornshellers, Tinware, Guns, Pistols, Knives, Powder,
ooot ana ueaa, i-uoi, ibii uu m-uo, .....n., ,
Paints and Putty a specialty ; Wire Screens, Oii Cloths, wro jght, cut and
i. i XT :.. .,t arorvlhi'nnr nsimllv kfnt. in a hanlwarft slnro. V
Horse cnoe .uajis, auu m ion v-.j.....0 .. ..
will sell all these goods as cheap, quality con&idered, as ai.y house in North
Caroliua. ' . .
Our warehouse is filled with Carnages, Buggies, W agons, Reapers, Mow
ers II ay Uakes, of the best make Ou the market, which must and will be sold
at the lowest figures. Be sure to come to see us, whether you buy or not
YORKE & WADSWORTH.
P. S We have always on hand Lister's and Waldo Guano and Wando Aci 1,
at prices to suit. Y. & vV.
I would inform the ladies of Con -cord
and surrounding country that I
have opened a new
At ALLISON'S CORNER, where
they will find a woll selecre i stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, Co lars, Corsets, Bustles,
Kuching, Veiling1, &c, which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
Give me a call.
6 3m Mes. MOLLIE ELLIOTT.
mm DRUG STOSE,
We have in stock
BU3SFS Mil IDUL
The most popular and reliable seeds
sld in the South, always giving sa is
taction. Also onion sets, choice va
rieties ot corn for garden and field cul
ture, Red Clvert Lucerne, Orcha;d
Grass, Kentucky Blue Grass, "Bed
Top or Herds Grass, German Millet,
&c. All choice selected seed, which
we offer at low prices.
N- D. FETZER, Manager.
N. B. We are offering the
in chewing tobacco in this market.
jUUU SEED for sale.
COOK & FOIL.
Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 5 2t
TOP THAT COUGH.
For to dilay is dangerous: Moose's
Cough Syrup is the best, for coughs,
colds, hourseness, Bronchitis, croup,
whooping cough and diseases of the
throat and lungs, as many attest who
have u-'.ed it. For sale at Fetzers
a mrTOTSTT? ATrm's NrnTTrT'
Having this day qualified as admin
istrator of the estate of J. F. Green,
deceased. I hereby notify all person
indebted to this estate that they must
make immediate payment of their in
debteduess, and all persons having
clains against this estate that they muss
present the same, duly authenticated,
to me for payment before the 3rd day
ef March, 1889, or this notice will Le
plead in i bar of their recovery.
R. L. U ARTS ELL,
Aum'r of J. F. Green.
March 2nd, 18S8.
This valuable Remedy is adaptad to
the following diseases arising from an
impure blood. Eruj-tive and Cutan
eous diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Pim
ples. Tetter, Ringworm, RLumatism,
Syphilitic, Mercurial, and all diseases
of like, character.
It is an A Iterative or Restorative of
Tone and Strength to the system, it
affords gr-at protection from attacks
that originate in changes of climate and
season. For sale at Fetzers Drux
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DEFINITIONS BY ILLUSTRATIONS.
Tiro Picture. in Webster under the 13 wor.l
ISoiler, Castle, Column, Ky, IIoi-h.
ioldings, Fhrenolopy, Kavelin, liipf
t'WRes H04 nnd 1210) Steam engine, Tini
lierx, define 343 words nnd terms fur bt-ue:
Ihan they eould be defined in words.
New Edition of WEBSTER, ka
4600 NEW WORDS and Mcanhijrs,
of over 9700 Names.
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iaGovern't Printing Office- 1881. W
Every State purchue of Dictionaries T
for Schoo.'a has been Webster's.
ooks m the Public Schools of the"0
V. S. are mainly bat-ed on Webster.
Sale of ebsters is over 20 times the C!
sale of any other series of Diet's. O
TH1RTY-TW0 THOUSAND have been put 1ft
in the public gchotWs of the U. S. A
Each new edition hasteoome more and "SJ
more The Stamlari. JIA
"VJt ermnmenrled by State Bupt's Schools, in TT3
JPU 36 Stagi. and 50 College Presets Xii
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Mronst nnd durable; at half ;ho Wof vin. Is also a
KL'HS'f ITIJTK for PIjAMTER nt flalftlio
Cot. CARPETS nd RUOS of fime tcatenci.
double the wear ot Ou Cloths. Ontol'rrtP and samnit s
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