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CONCORD, N. C, JUNE 8, 1888.
REAT VICTORY OVER 'MI PRICES!
n in nor
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THE 1ST BIG DEAL OF THE
Tho undersigned once more comes to tin1, front and avows his determinalon
lo load all competitors in the poo work of saving the people money and sup
plying them with a superior quality of
We arc "loaded to the muzzle," and if our tock is not speedily re duced
i here is danger of an es plosion when we fire off our big gun. Everybody
must "ttand from under," for the bottom has dropped out oi LOW PRICES,
and if an body got? caught when it falls, somebody is sure to get hurt. Now
open your eyes, bargain hunters, and if you are close calculators and
know a fo d thing when you see it, come and see me if you want to pave money
bv laving your
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t. Don't sell jour country produce before calling on
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P. S. Thanking ou for past favors, I hope by fair dealing and reasonable
' kcj- to merit a continuance of the same.
1 would iutoim the ladies pf Con
t i.id and surronndin; country "that I
cued a new
At ALLISON'S CORNER, where
il. v will tiud a woll selecte.. fetock of
Hats and Bonnets
x.ns, v.o tars, corsets, ensues,
1 m-l.i g, A oiling, cVc., which will be j
m-.M cheap for CASH.
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pi oik. Come and examine my line of
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Come and see our beautiful stock
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d laige lot of jtnvelry. Also
iin Lups, uckets ana many otner
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Next door to Mrs. Cross' Millinery
' A. H. PROPST,
Architect an! Contractor.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any. style. All con
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ried out. Office in Cuton's building,
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I still keep on hand a stock of
Champion Mowers and Reapers. My
old customers will find me at the old
stand, Allison's corner.
jul-tf C. R. WHITE.
Dr. F. M. Henderson
Having returned from Texas, ten
ders his professional services to the
citizens of Concord and vicinity. All
calls left at Fetzer's Drug Store,
will be promptly attended to. jul-tf
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HIE III VCt AC OF THE DEAD.
The muffled drum's sad roll has
The soldier's last tattoo !
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few ;
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tears are spread,
And memory guards, with solemn
The bivouac oi tho dead.
No rumor of the foe's advance
Now 8yell8 upon the wind
No troubled thought at midnight
Of loved ones left behind
No vision of to-morrow's strife
The warrior's dread alarms ;
No braying horn or screaming fife
At dawn shall call to arms.
Rest on, embalmed and sainted
Dear as the blood ye gave,
No 'impious footsteps here shall
The herbage of the grave ;
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While fame her record keeps,
Or honor points the hallowed spot.
Where valor proudly sleeps.
TAKIXO CAKE OF THE BOY.
Bollinger Finds Out How it i Himself
by Taking His Wile's 11 .
There was a man named Dol
lingvr, faihe-r of a small boy. The
small boy was three years and six
months old and full of the old
Harry in proportion.
Now it happened in the past that
the man Dollinger had sjood much
with his nose up in the air and
boasted how he could take care of
the small boy, which Litter's name
was Willie; and he had said that,
his wife, mother to Willie, was not
posted on taking care of childien,
and that he himself could manage
him without making such a fuss
about it. lie laughed at her, and
mocked her, and told her his mother
had brought up her children differ
ently and albeit much better. And
likewise he added that her raised
biscuits went more to the spot.
So in good time it fell out that
the woman would go down town for
the afternoon. And before this the
hired girl had jumped the ranch,
,i)ut the man said it mattered not
that he would himself take care of
the boy. And while the woman
was going down the frvtit walk
Willie whooped twice like a wild
Indian and asked his father eight
questions, for the boy hungered fin
information. And while his mother paused at
the gate looking at a woman who
was riding past to see whether she
had a new hat or her old one made
over, little Willie asked a few more
questions. And it was so that all
of the boy's questions were short,
but the answers to them were long
and exceedingly difficult.
And it was three hours before the
woman returned, but Dollinger
thought it was three months, for
his fcrff spring made' it' hot for him.
And so it happened that for the
next two minntes after the woman,
started the boy asked no questions,
but dragged the family cat out
from under the stove by the tail
and yelled like a man when the re
turns come right on election night.
And his father told him to shut up
and keep still, at which the boy
obeved and sat down on the floor;
and the father marked the effect of
his firmness with great pride, and
seated himself to read an article on
the tariff question. And. he had
read ten lines when the boy began
yelling like a man with his hand
caught in the door of a burglar
proof safe; and kept it up for five
minutes, howling exceedingly loud,
till his father was glad to stop his
reading and comfort him by gallop
ing around the room with him on
his head. And it pleased the boy,
and he asked ten or fifteen more
questions; and Dollinger fell over a
cast-iron train of cars the boy had
left in the middle of the room, and
got up so mad that he kicked the
cat over the rocking chair, which
amused the boy so much that he
forgot to insist on answers to his
questions; howbeit, he thought of
And during the nest half hour
Dollinger had to butter three pieces
of bread for Willie and get him a
drink nine times, and sing four
songs to him, and show how a
monkey looked twelve times, and go
into the next room and see what he
was doing five timesr and answer
thirty-eight questions. And he
made but small progress with his
reading, but he kicked the cat twice,
and once he missed her and lamed
his right foot on a chair-rocker.
After this he tried to induce the
boy to go to sleep, and rocked him
an hour, and sang to him, in a harsh,
metallic voice which needed oiling,
more tnan fifty different songs, and
got him a drink eighteen times, and
answered a question once a minute;
and at the end of the time the hoy
was bright, and cheerful, and wide
awake, and rose up and said: "Papa,
can't you kick the cat again it's
awful lots o' fun?" and it was so
that he kicked it.
Then the boy rode the broom
stick around the house and whooped
some more; and he tipped over the
center-table and three chairs, and
hurt himself twice, and ran the end
of the broomstick into his father's
left eye; and the cat having gone
out of the room his father swore,
and straightway the boy repeated
the swear word; and his father sat
down the sugar firkiu where he
could reach it tO induce- him to
promise never to ive the word again,
for he trembled, lest the boy's
mother should hear it and straight
way know its source.
Then the boy attf until he became
possessed of a pain, and yelled so
that people stopped at the sidewalk
and talked of sending for a police
man. So to comfort him his father
got down on all-fours and took him
on his back and galloped around the
edge of the parlor like a horse; and
kicked out backwards at the chairs,
and pawed with his arms, and pre
tended to put down his head and
eat grass; and the boy pounded
him in the ribs with his heels, and
w hacked him over the head with a
drumstick, and asked some ques
tions; and the questions were after
this manner: "Why don't you . hold
up your head higher like a horse?"
and, "why don't you kick with both
feet? that's the . way a horse does;"
and, "why dou't you winner like
horses?" and, "why don't you have
long ears like Harry Jones' donkey?"
AH of which the man had to
answer. For when he got down Lv
wJshedthat the boy would nut want
to ride for three-quarters of an
hour; but it was so that he did.
And after he got up he sank into
a chair to rest, and Willie scattered
his playthings around the house and
threw his balL through a front win
dow, and blew on his tin horn, and
tore up the late newspapers, and
j played in the coal scuttle, and wiped
I his hands on the wall and tidies, and
Jon the album. And his father
j groaned and swore to himself, but
he was too tired to got up and stop
im. Rut as he rested his body he
exercised his mind in answering a
few questions. And as time wore
on, Willie slipped out of the room
and became exceedingly still, bv
which token his father knew he was
in mischief; but he only blasphemed
under his breath a little harder and
sat still; for he felt now as if his
back was broken front being a horse.
And there was no sound in the
house for the space of ten minutes,
nor till Mrs. Dollinger returned and
discovered Willie, and dragged him
in, and spoke to papa so he would
remember it; for the boy had poured
the molasses and vinegar into the
sugar and emptied the mixture on
the lloor and rubbed the cat in it,
and himself rolled in the same. And
the woman made it red hot for a
nian by the name of Dollinger.
Credit in t lie West
There are different kinds of pluck.
They don't always inspire the same
respect or c'onfidence. A man in
Arizona sent up to a firm iu San
Francisco for some goods. They
were to be furnished on credit, and
he gave a reference in town. The
firm called upon the reference.
"Do you know this man in Ari
"Know him ? Certainly, know him
"What kind of a man is he ?"'
"He's a splendid fellow ; a good
"He's in business there,. isn't he?"'
"Why, yes. He's an enterprising
chap ; got lots of push and pluck."
'He's written to us."
"What does he want ?"
"That's all right."
"Well, we'd like to know what
kind of a man he is."
What kind of a man he is ? Grit !
That's "what he is. He's the kind
of a man who'd put ycu up 1,000 on
a pair of deuces &nd never wink."
An oeeurence in Craven county
last week, shows that age and
romance are not incompatible. A
couple of lovtrs, each age l 7G years,
run away and had themselves mar
ried. It is said their crand parents
objected to the match.
WHO IS A (iEXTLEHAX?
What a Famous Author Hayn on This
The word "gentleman" as defined
by Webster is of wide significance.
In Great Britain every man above
the rank of yeomen, comprehending
noblemen, may properly be called
gentlemen. In a more limited sense,
however, the term applies only to
men who, without a title, bear a
coat of arms, and whose ancestors
have been freemen. In the United
States the term is applied very prop
erly to men of education and good
breeding, irrespective of occupation,
and, in the plural, to assemblages of
men, whatever may be their coudi
tion or character. Taking it in it's
manifold senses, it is doubtless a
hardworked Avoid, and more fre
quently improperly than properly
Robert Louis , Stevenson . makes
"Gentlemen" the subject of an ex
ceedingly readable article in the cur:
rent number of Scribner's. The
writer scoffs the "stupid belief" that
all men are born "free and equal,"
and that it does not matter who one's
father was. Freedom, he holds, is
a thiug incompatible with corporate
life ; that every advance in richness
of existence, whether moral or ma
ternal, is paid fur by a loss of liber
ty, and that luxury and knowledge
and virtue and love and the family
affections are all so many fetteis on
the naked and solitary freemen.
The modern scientific theory it thut
men no longer spring iuto life equal
to one another, but issue fiom a
race, with virtues, vices, fortitudes
and frailties ready made ; the slaves
of their inheritance of blood ; etern
ally unequal. So that, it appears,
we must use the term gentleman in
referring to one fortunate in descent
from brave and setf-rospecting an
cestors, whether clowns or counts.
But the intricacy of descent defies
prediction, and the heir of a hundred
sovereigns may be b an a; brute and
As to the qualities that . belong ,to
the gentleman .current ideas vary,
In oie class, not long ago ho was
considered a gentleman who rodo in
his gloy; he is a gentleman in; one
house who does not eat peas with
his knife ; in another who is not to
be discountenanced by any form of
butler. . It very often happens that
he who serves is a far better gentle
man than he who is served. The
author here ventures a prophecy
that not many years will have gene
by before those shall be held the
most "elegant" gentlemen and those
the most "refined"' ladies who wait
(in a dozen particulars) upon them
selves. The real trial of gentility lies in
some sudden and sharp charge of
circumstances ; it is a common ac
complishment to behave with de
cency among those to whom we are
accustomed. There is no more
pit able sight than that of thecurrent
gentleman unbending unless it be
that of the current lady! Stiff
necked condescension macages to
convey an offense that is not for-
gotton. "Not to try to spare peo
ple's feelings," says Mr. Stevenson,
"is so much kinder than to try in a
wrong way ; and not try to be 51 gen
tlfiinan at all is so much -more gen
tlemanly than to try and fail 1 So
that this gift, or grace, or virtue,
resides not so much in conduct as
in knowledge ; not so much in re
fraining from the wrong as in know
ing the precisely right. A quality
of exquisite aptitude marks out the
gentlemently act ; without an ele
ment of wit we can be only gentle
men by negatives."
The life of our fathers was highly
ceremonial ; a man's steps were
counted ; his acts, his gestures pre
scribed ; he was ruled in all things
by conventionalities, and the con
ventionalities were performed by
rule Life was a rehearsed piece
which only those who had been well
drilled could decently perform.
From this standard has descended
the name of a gentleman. So much
of the. old sense of the word still
clings to it that it still points to the
man who in every circumstance of
life knows what to do and how to do
it gracefully ; but grace aud knowl
edge are no longer considered val
uable iu practical affairs,, and the
wurd has been extended so as to im
ply loyalty in word and act. The
decay of the ceremonial element has
cost the gentleman' some of his
prestige, and yet his part is moie
difficult to play. It is easy to be
a gentleraau in a stiff society where
one's action is prescribed ; it is a
more difficult matter in a free so
ciety where every word and act
must come by inspiration. The re
hearsed piece is at an eud ; we are
now floundering through an im
promptu charade. Much of life
comes up for the firsb time, unre
hearsed, and must be acted upon the
instant. The man must invent an
attitude, he must be inspired with
speech, and the most perfect gen
tleman is he who, in tlese trir.ls,.
acts and speaks with most fitness.
To recapitulate: A gentleman is
i not necessarily bred from a long line
of illustrious ancestors ; he is not
necessarily the man who rides in his
can iage or observes the little nice
ties of etiquette ; he is not the man
who condescends to chat with his
inferior in wealth and position and
conveys an unspoken sight with
every word and gesture. But he is
the man who, however plain and un
ostentatious, is observant of the
feelings of others j who knows how
to say the right thing ; and when to
say it ; who is not only at eae but
makes others feel at ease ; whose
tact takes the place of knowledge;
who is loyal, and true in word and
act, and who has at the foundation
sincere kindliness of heart.
A Xew Method of Washing.
The ill effects of soda on linen
make interesting a knowledge of a
mode of washing said to be in favor
in Germany and Belguim, where the
excellence of laundresses is prover
bial. The operation consists in dis
solving two pounds of soap in about
three gallons of water as hot as : the
hand can bear, and adding to this
one tablespoonful of turpentine and
three of liquid ammonia. The mix
ture must then bd well stirred, and
the linen steeped in it for two or
three hours, taking care to cover up
the vessel containing them as near!'
hermetically as possible. The soap
and water may be reheated and
used a second time, lut iu that case
half a tablespoonful of turpentine
and a tablespoonful of ammouia
must be added. The process is sai l
to cause a great economy of time, la
bor aud fuel.
"Yes, sir," wont on Professor X
to a genthman to whom he had re
cently been introduced, "I have giv
en some attention to the atudy of hu
man nature, and I rarely fail to read
a face correctly. Now, there, a
lady," he continued, pointing across
the room, "the lines are as clear as
type. The chin shows firmness of
itisposnion, amounring tooustinacy,
the sharp, pointed nose a vicious'
temperament, the large mouth, vol-
ubility, the eyes a dryness of soul
' "Wonderful, Professor, wonder,
fill." " Ycu know something of the
lady, then?" said the professor.
"Yes, a little; she's my wife.
"My good man," said the worthy
lady who had given the tramp a large
plateful of victuals, "pardon rue for
making the suggestion, but would
you not enjoy your repast fully as
well, if not better, if you should fol
low the custom that has always pre
vailed in this household, and invoke
a blessing on your food before jou
begin ?" '
"Madam," replied the hungry
tourist, with his mouth full, "me and
Obancey Depew always does our best
talkin' afte we've ctt."
' Samples. Wife I just received
such a nice letter from sister Sue.
Husband That so ? What color's
her new dress ?
Wife Here's a sample she sent.
Husband And didn't she have a
new Easter bonnet 2
Wife Yes, here's a piece of the
Husband And hasn't John got a
new wig ?
Wife jres, here's a handful of his
hair she enclosed.
Fashionable Women, Whims.
The extent to which mouev is
wasted on a fashionable woman s 1 1illed with a Iinssy?vtn0AV jonquil...
whim was illustrated to me the i Sonie sucl lirr.mgemt.ut is possible
other day. I was in the shop of ato tvery xv-ewife, if it be oi.lv a
well-known florist on Broadway . ow bo of ?la?s or china fn,f ()f
when a lady came in from a private cut ffowpl.3 .iuli th5s hy ono or
coach. She purchased three huge Uvo ou she1 or tray slial,'e(l
roses, for which she paid $5, aud , (ishe3 file(1 whh tne beautifully
carried them daintily away by their colom preserves, and the table will
long stems. An hour later, going j tc.npt eye aml api)etite al;ke iviicn
to Delmonico's, I saw mr lady of , flowers cannot )K. procured, hand
the roses lunching at one of the ! gome fn,itapples, oranges, grapes
windows with a companion of her I (jr w1;lt(.V(T call be got provide the
own sex. Fifteen minutes after- m.(.(lflil touch of color when taste
ward, returning by the same way, I fulh. lip iu a auh or
noted that the table where they sat p0re0luiii basket in the center of tin;
was vacant. Three bare rose stems j tabe
lay amid' the dishes, which were)
buried in rose, leaves. Theladvofj One day, during the pedagogical
the roses had plucked 5 worth of I "'' f h eccentric Tom Wright
. a poor little ragged urchin entered
lowers to pieces in a few minutes . . ' ...
1 . , the complaint that some of the lar
idle conversation after her luncheon, j er boys h;l(1 got hi(. kuifV ,,ut wllich
Neither their cost nor their beauty j olje ie was miHble to state. Dilli
had any value in her eyes. j gent inquiry was made, but all to no
Speaking of flowers this same purpose. The teacher then gave
florist informed me that at a dinner them abound 1-cture on the wick
given in the citv less than a month 1 ?, hieving con -.,
. . c , , . eluding by stating tnat a big fly wa.-i
ago the supply or roses for the table .. , . ,
5 11 - j now crawling over the nose of tho
alone cost the host a round -T-W very lad who bad stolen the knife.
Quite a neat sum to put out on the Quick as a uasb mie cf tb0 member.
partial and immaterial decoration of 'clasped his hand to the place indi
a feast in a town where there have eated.. "Now. young men." said
to be one-cent coffee stands to keep . licle To "dissrorge." The knife
people willing to work for a living
from dy-ing of starvation, is it not?
New York News.
Th Winston Twin-City Daily of
i th 2',th says: Today a1out noon a
shoe'; was feit by a number of citi- door, and the first catch was a mm
zens of this p' ace, which the initiated ; who was courting her. Hehad pack
say was undoubtedly that of the ed up 100 pounds of bacon to carry
i earthquake order.
A Cat Home.
One of the most unique of Phila
delphia's institutions is the Refuge
for Lost and Suffering Animals,
more commonly called the "Cat
Home," at No. 1242 Lombard street.
The "refuge" does an extensive
business iu providing easy mortuary
honors for old, decrepit and vagrant
felines, who are daily dispatched by
the fumes of charcoal. It is a fea
ture of the woman's branch of the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals, aud is in charge
of Superintendent John West.
Superintendent West's report for
1887 shows that 11,331 cats met :t
painless death, together with 2,159
dogs, 4 rats, 3 rabbits, .3 canary
I birds and 2 chickens. All the latter
were killed at the request of their
owners. Boarders are also, often
taken in the shape of pet cats, whose
owners leave the city, or who desire
that they should have good care
in their declining days. The ehr." e
per week is 50 cents, and the v. '.u
consists of milk, fish and bre:: I
twice each day. They are !. .-pt in a
latticed inclosure, and, tarrli-g the
occasional differences that arise be
tween them, they seem to enjoy their
quarters. When an animal is re
ceived as a boarder, its name, if it,
has one, is registered, as is that of
its owner, and all the personal
marks and peculiarities it may pos
sess. No responsibility, however, h
assumed in case of sickness or death
of the animal in charge. Any one;
having a cat they wish mercifully
put to death has but to send word to
the refuge, and "Frank" Ryan" who
rejoices in the title of "cat messen
ger," will call and remove the cat,
carrying it away in, a large hiskot,
j 1,1 vuim witnm oy partitions cacii
J large enough for one animal. Phila-
I el p hia Enquirer.
A iiKKAT NKXSATIO.X
In a Chicago Court of Justice.
Chicago,. Juno 1. A tremendous
sensation occurred in Judge Jami
son's Court, shortly after 10 o'clock
this morning while the docket was
being called. Mrs. Meckie L. R uv
eon was impatiently waiting for (ho
divorce case of her husband, Banker
Rawson, to be called. Col. H. C.
Whitney, her . husband's attorney,
was sitting at a side-table writing
when fhe court was suddenly
startled to hear a pistol shot and
Col. Whitney at once disappeared
under the table. The shot was fol
lowed by four more in rapid succes
sion and Mrs. Rawson was seen pui
suing Whitney with a Smith &
Wesson 3S-calibre revolver. Mrs.
Rawson succeeded in emptying her
revolver at Whitney before she
could be captured. Two of the
balls hit the lawyer, one taking effect
below the groin and the other in tho
left leg. The wound near the right
groin will probably prove fatal.
Judge Jamison at once ordered Mrs.
Rawson's arrest and she was imme
diately taken to jail.
TIip ( en t-r of the Oimicr Tnblo.
At a fashionable spring dinner the
central ornamentation was an oblong
of amber colored satin, on which
! was placed a rare bow r of "vd blue."
imme.uatejy returned to its ngiitlul
owner,, the thief took his thrashing
like a little man, an 1 the matter wis
i A Maryland widow named Hallets
, set a bear ti an at her smoke-house