8 T AND AMD.
JANUARY 1, 1889,
mil VICTORY OVER HIGH FRIGES!
Tl 1ST BIG DEAL OF TI
Tho nn.lflrfii.rnM once more comes to-th
to lead all competitors ra the good work of saving th& people money and su p
plying them with a superior quality of
are ''loaded to the muzzle.,r and
there is danger of an explosion when we
miKt "stand from under." for the bottom
aud if an body gets caught when it falls,
onpn vour eves, bar sain hunters and
know a go-d thing: when you see it, come
by buying yonr
Groceries, provisions and other articles
Dry Ms, Ms, Boots ani Ste,
which cannot be purchasod elsewhere of the sama grade as cheap as 1 will sel
it. Don't sell your country produce before calling on
P. S. Thanking you for past favors, I
prices to merit a continuance of the same.
A. H. PROPST,
Architect ani Coniractor.
Plans and specifications of build?
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in Caton's building,
up stairs. 13
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It is an Alterative or Restorative o
Tone and Strength to the system, it
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Calicos, Dress Goods,
Full stock-of Notions, Men's Furn
ishing Goods. . Afull line of Linen
and a large lot", of . Jewelry. . Also
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front and avows Ms determination
if our btock is not speedily reduced,
fire off our big gun. Everybody
has dropped out of LOW PRICES,
somebody is sure to- get hurt. Now
if you are close calculators and
and see me if yoawaotto save money
of home use; AS specialty on flour
- hope by fair dealing and reasonable
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FETZER'S DRUG STORE,
And JOHNSON'S DRUG STORE
1 1 Kit
Notice i? hereby given that a petition
has been filed before me by E. W.
G. Fisher, guardian of J S Fisher,
asking for the attachment of the home
stead and personal property exemption
fo J S Fisher, and you are hereby no
tified that petition of said Fisher's will
be heaid at my office m t'oncord on
Monday, 8th October, 1888.
13 7t J. F. WILLEFORD, J. P.
;Are fully alire to the people's interest,
and are prepared to make things lively
in the sale of heavy and fancy
By puttiug them
down to' bottom
Gash or Barter,
Their stock during 1888 will be os
the very choicest and freshest, and if
boui.d to please.
Don't forget the place, one door be
low Canuons & Fetzer. v
! WALTER & SUTHERS.
A Lars;a Lot of
FRESH GARDE!! SEID,
LAND RET HrS
JUST ARRIVED AT
D. D. Johnson's
Laugh ! aye laugh, my darling t
'Twill ease the gnawing pain J
Twill fall on the heart's wild burning
As falls the cooling rain.
Laugh ! aye laugh, my darling 1
The world will love you more
For tire after-rainbow of laughter
Than the rain of tears- before
Laugh 1 'twill light the daftness
That falls like a chillirg shroud.
Smile ! and woo the sunshine
That's hidden behind the cloud.
Laugh ! and the dark of sorrow
Will brighten with a star
Smile I and hope will follow
Though shining- from afar.
Smile f for the pleasure of others J
This is the braver part.
The smiles that comfort others
Will comfort thine own heart.
Laugh ! aye laugh, my darling !
Tomorrow will fairer be
For the bravery of the present
And the laughter of today.-
Once upon a timej as a merchant
was returning from a fair, he came
to a branch of the river that it was
necessary for him fo cross". The
water was not at all deep, for a-man
could go on horseback from one side
to the other ; but once in the middle.
one had to be very careful not to go
too much to the right, as there was
a deep pool there where many a
traveler had lost his life. The mer
chant was aware of this danger, and
had always escaped it ; but, grown
careless, ne went too near one
day, and suddenly fel$ his horse
swept off his- lees. A laborer near
at hand, seeing the peril in which
the unlucky man was, quickly took
out a horse from his plow, rode in
bravely to the edge of the hole, and
had the crood fortune to seize the
merchant by the cloak and draw him
safely to land. As to the horse of
the rescued man, it perished, the
weight of the portmanteau it car
ried- dragging: it down ko the hot
The peasant' and his family had
great difficulty iti reviving, their
fainting guest, who was- half- dead
with cold and fright At last he
came to himself, but soon gaxe'wav
to the greatest grief, for nothing
was loft to him of all the wealth he
liad;an hour 'lief ore. What affected
liim most was the loss of a purse of
leather which had been fastened to
his girdle, and which contained a
number of diamonds and pearls. It
was very unlikely that he had lost it
in the water, so all His suspicions
fell on' the deliverer, who could
easily have robbed him during his
swoon. I he peasant, on his side,
protested that he had' no -knowledge
of the purse: The merchant, who
had'built all His hopes of driving a
profitable trade on these jewels, felt
keenly the misery of his position.
lie might have brought the peas
ant before the judge, aud have thus
harmed mm greatly, for appear
ances were quite against him, but he
had- too generous a mind to - think
of doing such a thing.
"lou have saved my life at the
risk of your own." said he, "but yon
have deprived me of the means of
proving- my "gratitude: The only
way in which:l can show how grate
ful I am is by not accusing' yon-of
your theft to the tribunal. By thus
forbearing to prosecute you I shall
be handsomely rewarding you for
the slight expense I have put you to.
But I must beg you to gi3 me a
little money to enable me to reach
the nearest city, where I shall find
seme friends of mine and means of
The poor peasant was grieved at
not being able to prove: Iris inno
cence," which he asserted with1 sol
emn oaths and tears. Finally his
guest bade Iriin farewell, and depart
ed much ill-pleased !with him.
Some months after the merchant's
departure the peasant -went 'to work
in his-fields and while emptying a
ditchyhe found a leather purse hang
ing to his pitchfork?.- He took it off
to l&ok at it, and- on opening: it he-
found inside the jewel! whose-" loss
had so embittered the merchant.
When he had heen brought out of
the water he had been carefully un
dressed and laid on some straw,
while a bed was being warmed for
him. During this time of confu
sioiiuthe. purse had remained unno
ticed, and shortly afteward was
thrown with the- straw inta the
What coufsetnow ough't the peas
ant to pursue ? How-should -he find
the owner, of the purse? These
were the two questions that present
ed themselves to him. Doubtless
he could have deposited his treasure
with the magistrate, or have adver
tised it in the public papers: But
these measures did not come into our
friend's head. What he did was to
walk constantly about the high road
about the time of the fair, and send
his wife and children-- there as often
as possible, in the hope of some day
meeting the merchant Two years
rolled by without their ever having
met him," but one evening-when the
peasant and his family were eating
their frugal" supper the sound of
wheels was heard, .and a
CONCORD, N. C, MAY 18, 1888,
stopped at the door. The father
ooked out of the window and saw
several men get out of a traveling
carriage. Husband and wife turned
pale, certain that among these people
was the owner of the purse, come to
do' then some harm. The children
ran away to hide themselves bu the
peasant, hoping to be able1 iO dfsarm?
the merchant's ategeY &y the restwrak
tiott of Ms purse, staid where1 he
was. He was still occupied with tWs
thought when the merchant entered,
followed by his traveling compan
ions, and throwing himself on his
deliverer s neck, assured him that
never again would he be asked abrjrrtf
"I no longer doubt your entire
innocence' fie added, "andam onij
eome to give' you proofs of my grati
tude. Until now I was not in Con
dition to do so, and even had' I been,
should have waited till 1 was con
vinced that I had no ground for sus
Surprised at this speech1,- the peas
ant asked him how it was that , lor-
merly he- suspected him and now be
lieved him guiltless.
In all my journeys to the fair,'
answered the merchant, " I secretly
watched your conduct, ana- even sent
spies into your village,- tO inform
myself of the state of your' affairs,
aud see whether' y oti had by chance
extended your farm, of made fome
new purchase; but I found that,-far
from living in ease, the scarcity or
the past two years had reduced you
to1 poverty, that you had sold your
cattle, and that, being unable to pay
a debt of fifty crowns, your farm; was
on the uoint of being? put up kmlev
I wish, since heaven has prospered
me, to pay this debt of yours."
The peasant, at these words, burst
into tears, and silently went into the
other room. He came back a mo
ment after with the purse in his
hand, which he placed on the table
before the astonished spectators.
" Wrhat does this mean ?" they
" Take it, sir,'J answered tne peas
ant ;'" you will see that nothing is
The merchant opened the purse
and" found everything, from the
tiniest pearl to the smallest pieoeof
gold, lust as he had left it.
The peasant then told them how
the purse had got lost, and how it
had been recovered ; confessing that
often he had been tempted to make
use of the treasure, but ratker-tucu
commit such a base 'act lie Had pre
ferred to suffer hunger, and in the
end to sell his last horse. He added
that Providence had often helped
him when he had found it difficult
to support his family; and he did
riot fail to tell the merchant how
many times he had gone along the
high road, hoping to meet him.
On hearing all this the merchant
could not restrain his tears. At first
he would- not take back his purse,
but after further thought he said-:
" YoU'are rightmy friend; you1
could hardly- be benefitted by the
value of these jewels, selling them,
as you probably would; at a third of
their price, but I promise you that
the best farm I can get in this village
shall be yours."
borne days after an' occasion offered
itself of buying such a farm, and
the merchant bought it and present
ed it to the peasant
Every time the grateful merchant
came that way he visited his deliverer,
always bringing some present or other
for his children. Thus the peasant's
honesty was richly rewarded, and ; his
after prosperity was the natural re
suits of his upright conduct
Both Loved Him.
A duel took place recently at a
small Mormon settlement in Luna
Valley, near San Marco, N. M., be
tween two lovesick Mormon maidens.
They had become enamored of the
same youth, James "Whitman, a cow
boy and a Gentile. Their names are
Sarah Bollon and Mary Leemore,
aged sixteen and eighteen years, and
they were always friends up. to the
time of their love affair. They met
a short time before the duel in the
adobe tabernacle in the hamlet and
ha4 a fight right then and there.
This in-creased their hatred, and
from that time up to the day of th
duel both went armed with a revol
ver- They finally met by.1 mutual
agreement- on the outskirts of the
small village and proceeded to fight
a duel. 1 here were no attendants.
They measured off about twelve
paces, drew their revolvers, and fired
shot after shot The firing attracted
the- attention of some farmers' near
by, who rushed to the scene of the
duel. W hen they arrived Miss Bol
Ion was lying on the ground -scream
ing, with blood flowing from an ugly
wound in the shoulder. A few feet
from her lay her revolver in the dust.
Miss Leemore stood like a statue
about a rod away, looking silently at
her prostrate rival, with her revolver
still smoking in her hand. When
the men approached to disarm her
she fled, and shrieked : " Yes; I've
killed her, and I am glad of it !"
Miss Bollon was carried to the near
est house, where her- wound ' was
dressed. She was-found' to be seri
ously, though not fatally, -wounded
r " "
The public will surely sour oh the
The parlor is probably the most
frequented of all court rooms.
A REXABkABUE DtJIUU
To Hen ta BaMw'la Vho Were
On the 12th &a6f Juife 1863, I
witnessed H duel between Capt.
Jones, commandirg a Federal scout;
and Capt tfryy wmrmtridinff a Con-
'edefa'te' sctfut, in Greeti county
East Tennessee. These two inen
ha'd been fighting each other for
six months, with the fortunes of
battle in favor of one atfd then Che
other. Their commands were camp
ed on either side of Lick creek, a
large and sluggish stream, too deep
to ford, and Coo' gh'allOW for a ferry
boat ;: but there1 a' bridge spanned
the stream" for the convenience of
the traveling public. Each of thetn"
guarded this bridge that communi
cation' should go neither North Aof
South.- as the railroad track had
been broken up months before.- Af
ter fightm each other several
months and Contesting the points as
fo which should hold the bridge,
they agreed to fight a duel,- the con
queror to hold- the bridge,- undis
puted for the time being. Jones
gave the challenge, and Fry- accept
ed. The terms were that they
should fight with navy pistols at
twenty yards' apart deliberately
walking toward each otherl and fir
ing until the last chamber of their
pistols were discharged, unless one
or the other fell before all the dis
charges were made. The' chose
their seebnds, and agreed upon a
Confederate surgeon (as he was the
only one in Cifh6r command) to at
tend them in case of danger.
Jones was certainly a fine looking
fellow,-with light hair and blue eyes,
five feet ten1 inches in' height, look
ing every' inch the military chieftain.
H?e was- & man the soldiers' would
admire, and' ladies regarded with ad
miration. I never saw a man more
cool, determinetl1 atd" heroic under
such circumstances.- I have" read of
the deeds of chivalry and knight
errantry in the middle ages; and
brave men embalmed- in modern
poesy ; but, when I saw Jones come
to- the duelists' scratch, fighting,
nbt for real or surposed wrcngs to
himself, but, as he honestly thought,
for his country and the glOry of the
flag, I could not help admiring the
man, notwithstanding he fought for
the freedom of the negro, which I
-wr.s opposed to. - - -
Fry was a man full six feet high,
slender, with long-wavy curly hair,
jet blaek ey'es'.wearing a slouched hat
and gray suit, and looked rather the
demon that the man.
There wasnothing ferocious about
him; but he had that self-sufficient
non-chalance that said, "I- will kill
you." "Without a doubt he was
brave, cool and collected,- and al
though suffering from a terible flesh
wound in his left arm, received t
week before,-he manifested no symp
toms of distress, but- seemed ready
for the fight.
The ground was stepped off by the
seconds, pistols loaded and' ex
changed, and the principals brought
face to-face. I-never shall forget
that meeting. Jores, in his military,
boyish mood, as they shook hands
A soldier braves death for a fanciful
When in glory's romantic career.
Fry caught un the rest of the
sentence and -answered by saying
let he bends over- tne foe wnen in
battle laid low,
And bathes every wound with
They turned around and walked
back to the point designated. Jones
second had-the word lire, and
as he slowly said, - "One two three
fire!' they simultaneously turned
at the word "One," and instantly
fired. Neither was hurt. They
cocked their pistols,? and deliberate
ly walked toward each other, firing
as they went. At the- fifth shot,
Jones threw up hisTiht' hand, and
firing his nistol in the air,- sank:
down. Fry was in theact of firing
his shot; but,-seeing- Jones fall,
silently lowered his pistol, dropped
it on the ground, and sprang to
Jones' side, taking- his head in his
lap as he sat down, -and asking-' him
if he was hurt.
I discovered that Jones was-" shot
through the region of the stomach,
the bullet glancing around tne or
can. and coming out to the" left' of
the spinal column ; besides he had
received three other frightful flesh
wounds in other portions of-the
bodv. I dressed his wounds and
srave him such stimulants as I had
He afterwards got well.-
Fry received three wounds -one
breaking his right arm, one in the
left, and the other right side. After
months of suffering he got well, and
fought the war out to the bitter end
and to'day they are partners in
wholesale grocery business, and
verifying the sentiment of Byron
that "A soldier, braves dea'h,1'' etc
Trusting that the above truthfu
narrative will be a--lesson-1 to some
people, North and South', that stay
ed on the cutside and yelledv-"Seck
dog!" and are still not satisfied
with the result of the war, let me
subscribe myself a reconstructed
T ifrsterfecv of il Patek Of C&riii:
A private soldier by the name' of
Richard Lee waff taken before' a
magistrate, recently; for playing
cards during divine service.' It ap
pears" that ft, sergeant commanded
the' soldier's at the church, and when
the parson had read the prayers
he took the text. Those who had a
Bible took it out,- but . this soldier
bad neither Bible' ffor common
prayer book,- but pulling out a pack
of cards he spread them before him.
He just looked at one card and then
at a'n'other.- The sergeant' of he
company saw hfm,- and s&id,- "Rich
ard, put up the cards r this is no
place for them."
"Never mind that,-" said Richard.
When- the service" waS over, ths
constable took Ricftard before the
"Well," said the mayor, "what
have you brought the soldier here
"For playing cards in church."
"Well, soldier, what harve you' to
say for yourself ! "
"Much sir, I hope."
"Very good. If not, I will punish
you more tnan man was ever pun
"I have been," said the soldier,
"about six weeks on the march. I
nave neitner Uioie nor common
prayer book.- I have nothing1 but a
pack of cards, and I'll satisfy your
worship of the purity of my inten
ions." And, spreading the cards
before the maOrhe began with the
ace: wnen 1 see the ace.it re
minds me there is but one God
When I-see" the deuce it reminds m6
of Father and Son. When I see the
ray, it reminds5 me' of Father, Son
and Holy Ghost.- When I- see the"
four spot, it reminds me of the four
evangelists that preached,-Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John. When I meet
the five, it reminds me' of the five
wise virgins that trimmed their
amps there were ten, but five were
wise and-five were foolish and' were
shut out.' When I see the six,- it re
minds me that in six days the Lord
made heaven and earth.- When I
see the seven,-itf reminds me that on
he seventh day he rested from the
great work he had cr eated, and hal-
owed it. When I see the eight,-it
reminds me of- the eight righteous
persons that were saved when God
destroyed the world, viz : Noah and
his" wife, with three sons and their
wives. - Wben I see the nine. it re
minds me of the nine lepers that1
were cleansed by our Saviour ; there
were nine out oi ten wno never re
turned thanks.- When I see the ten,
it reminds me of the ten command
ments which God hahde"d down to
Moses on tables of stone. Wnen I
see the King it reminds me of the
King of Heaven, which is God Al
mighty. When T see the Queen.it
reminds me of the Queen of Sheba,
who visited Solomon, for she was as
wise a woman as he was a man. She
brought with her fifty boy3 and fifty
girls, all dressed in bojs' apparel,
for King Solcm'bri td tell which were
boys and which were girls. King
Solomon sent for water for them to
wash ; the girls" washed to. the el
bows and the boys to the wrists, so
King Solomon told by that."
"Well," said the mayori ,cyou have
given a good description of all the
"What is that ?""
"The knave," said the mayor.
"I will give your honor a' descrip
tion of f that, too, if you will not be
'T will not," said the mayor, "if
you do not term me'tbe knave."
"Well," said the soldier, "the great
est knave that I know of is the con
stable that brought me here."
T do not know," said the mayor,
"if he is the greatest knave, but I
know he is the greatest fool. "
'When I count how many spots in
a pack of cards, I find three hundred
and -sixty-five, -as marry' da'ys'as there
are in a year. When I count the
number of cards in a -pack, I find
there are v fifty-two, the number of
weeks in a year, andlfindfour suits,
the number of weeks in a month. I
find there are twelve picture cards in
a pack, representing the number of
months in a year, and on counting
the tricks, 1 find thirteen, the num
ber of weeks in a quarter. So you
see, sir, a pack of cards serves for a
Bible, almanac-and common prayer
A Fly EITtei?. A boy about-ten-years
of age, -living at Martin's Mill,
Tenn., has acquired a mania for eat
ing flies, and will turn away from
the daintiest dishes for this, his fa
voi ite diet. He eats them, he says,
because he loves them, and resorts
to alt kinds of schemes to catch
them. He says his little brother
likes them as well as he does, but is
too lazy to catch them.
The sign "Beware of -the Dog" is
not hung up "that he who runs may
read,"but "that he-who reads may
It is a notable fact' that however
cleanly seamen may be on the water
they have a decided dislike to being
washed ashore. - '
JANUARY lf 1889,
thfle ploughing but in my field
one day,- Uirde Johrmy Farmer came
along the road and socially stopped
at the end to chat with me' a bit.
At one side of the piece I was plough
ing were some rows of stuntecTcorn;
which, flanking worthless, i had
skipped in ploughing.
"What's your idea rn not plough
ing those rows ?'v ask" ed Uncle John-n,-
as his critical eye fell upon the
"Oh, well,' because I didn't think:
that they would make anything," J
answered, '''they're so- badly stunt
ed' "Well the more reason you should'
work them, my son,,v answered the"
old farmer. "See how they reach up'
their blades,' ftruggling with the V
hard ground and topping corn about?
them,-to make" scmetl.rhg of them
selves: itend them a helping hand
gie them a chance." .
. Acting upon hiB advice,- I gave
them a thorough ploughing, . follow
ing witlia' careful hoeing, and lo ! in
corn .gathering I found the once de-'
spised and dwarfed rows the' best
corn I had in my field.-
As with those' rows' of corn,"
thought 1, so it is among people.'
The greatest of the worthless-'
ness among men is' due more to
the" neglect of their fellow-beings'
and the want of opportunities than
to any latent worthlessness of them-'
selves.- Let a person' get down in
the orid:, be it financially or so-;
dally, and no one' is ready to extend
to him. the generous hand of unsel-"
fish aid'. Rather instead,- to otir
shame be it said is every hand up
raised against him, pressing him in
to this ditch.- Like the conscience
less brute's belOw us," let one of our
number get down and every one is'
ready to give him a look or a kick to'
complete his misfortune.-
"6h, he's no good let him alone ;;
he will never atobunt to anything."
How often have I heard these'
cruel words applied to a poor unfor-'
AC-funate wno.-struggling valiantly to
b'etter himself', wduld have sacceed-'
ed with a mite of assistance or if let
alone and unimpeded in his endeav
ors.- But not granted this, they1 fail.'
Our words prove true, our superior
discernment is vindicated, and we
hug-ourselves with complacent self
satisfaction." That,-too, in the teeth
of the fact that, as a result,- o!r "
land swarms with tramps, our pris
ons are over-crowded with culprits,
and oUr gallws"groan with standing
felons. And further, when it costs"
a bun ired fold more to suppress the
one, and try and convict and exe
cute the others, than it would to
help these unfortunates -at first to
help themselves. St. Louis" Maga-"
zine. .. . ..
lie Was Caught nt Last.
Tt must be very lonesome sitting '
all by yourself in your office balanc
ing your books at night, John,' said
an affectionate wife.
Tt is, my darling.'
'I-have been thinking about it for
some time,- and now I Lave' a de
lightful surprise for you.'
'A delightful surprse ?'
'Yes; dear.- I sent for mother yes-'
terday, and T anr expecting- her
every minute. I expect to have her
stay v.ith us for quite a while. She
will take care of the house at night
and look after the" children, and I
can go down town and' sit in your '
office with you while you work.-'
'The dev", that' is- ta' say," I
couldn't think of your1 going- down
'It is my duty, dear John. I ought '
to hae thought of it be ."ore, and it
never came to my mind till yester
day. Oh, John, forgive me! For
give me for not thinking of your
comfort sooner. But I will go with
'Tonight? Why I-I-the fact is
I got through with my books last '
'Oh, you did! How delightful!
And you can now stay at home
every evening ! I am so glad !'
And the' delightful wife ran off to
make preparations for the reception
ot her rrrother, while her husband,
with somber brow, starting at the
coah in the grate.'in which he could
see the picture of a mother-in-law's
reproving-face, and a poker party
with a vacant chair.
Circumstantial Evidence. Hus-'
band Wasn't it very late last night
when young Simpson left ?
Wife Yes, very.
Husband And Clara is not up
Wife No, poor girl, I thought I
would let her sleep.
Husbai d I -wonder if that young -man
reallj intends to propose to
Wife I think he' has dorie so al-'
ready. I-noticed this morning when
I-came down that one cf the legs of
the large easy chair in the parlor was
coat may cover a wire
It reads a trifle paradoxical to see '
a cargo of salt cod noticed under'
the head of -fresh -arrivals.--